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literature Mountain Literature Classics: Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog

Few have explored the extremes of outdoor life further than Bavarian film-maker Werner Herzog. As well as his many films - some strange, some disturbing - Herzog is a long-distance walker, and a writer too. Of Walking In Ice is only 66 pages, but it's still a big read, says Ronald Turnbull.


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book Book Extract: Harold Raeburn - The Steps of a Giant

Harold Raeburn's climbing achievements in the Edwardian era were as impressive as those of Murray, Patey, or MacInnes in later periods. We might even think of these greats as standing on Raeburn's shoulders, says Peter J Biggar, author of a new...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: South Col by Wilfrid Noyce

The official account of the first successful Everest expedition is a bit of a plod. For a more insightful and entertaining story, try the version written by Wilfrid Noyce, suggests Ronald Turnbull. Published the year after the first ascent,...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Free Solo with Alex Honnold

"If a 90-minute movie can be considered as a Literary Classic, then 'Free Solo' is a classic. And if it can't – too bad, because Free Solo's a classic anyway" reckons Ronald Turnbull. But try as we might, it's hard for most of us to fathom...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: That Untravelled World by Eric Shipton

To enjoy lightweight travel through huge tracts of unexplored country it's best, says Ronald...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

From wherever-Camelot-was, eight weeks through Wales to the Peak District, in winter: that's a fair hike,...

book Only the Deer Were Watching

In an extract from his new book The Wild Swimmer of Kintail, outdoor writer Kellan MacInnes goes skinny-dipping near the summit of Sgurr...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Menlove

A bold and talented climber responsible for some great North Wales routes (and a few horrors), and a writer of hard,...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Basho - Narrow Road to the Deep North

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Mont Blanc, Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni

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

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Walking with Jane Austen

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy

literature Mountain Literature Classics: the Alpine Drawings of Samivel

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Shining Mountain

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

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

literature Mountain Literature Classics: 1996 Everest Disaster Trilogy


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