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literature Mountain Literature Classics: A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

In the mid 20th Century it wasn't real travel, says Ronald Turnbull, without danger, extreme discomfort, and exotic diseases. There's plenty of all three in this self-mocking but entirely introspection-free tale of amateur mountaineering.


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literature Mountain Literature Classics: Walking with Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that no young woman, of eighteen or twenty summers, may attain the rôle of heroine in Miss Austen's novels without a keen appreciation of country walks. Ronald Turnbull examines the evidence. 

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

A man walking down the Pennine Way from Kirk Yetholm to Edale. The difference, says Ronald Turnbull, is that he's doing it without money, relying on the kindness of strangers to put a few bob in an old sock. And the other difference? He's...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

Several great writers share the simple plotline of 'cross the Channel and just keep going' but Dervla Murphy, who died in May, went further than any. Her first book, an account of that solo journey by bike from Ireland to India, is a story of...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: the Alpine Drawings of Samivel

Ronald Turnbull is carried to an idealised alpine age by the mountain drawings of French cartoonist...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Shining Mountain

Forty years ago this month, Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker died on Everest. Written by Boardman, with additions from...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Told first in a book, and later a movie, the story will be familiar - the hiker trapped in a nightmare...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen

If not for this wordy celebration of early alpinism, published in 1871, the sport of...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: 1996 Everest Disaster Trilogy

literature Mountain Literature Classics: South by Sir Ernest Shackleton

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Space Below my Feet by Gwen Moffat

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Mountains with a Difference by Geoffrey Winthrop Young

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Queen Victoria's Highland Journal

literature Book Extract: Twisted Mountains by Tim Woods

Book Extract: On the Summit of Skye

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Feeding the Rat

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Ridiculous Mountains by GJF Dutton

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

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