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literature Mountain Literature Classics: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

In December 1933 a young school dropout trotted down the rainswept steps of the Thames to a small Dutch freighter, and set off for Constantinople. On foot, of course. His three-volume account is one of the great works of travel literature, says Ronald Turnbull. But bring your Latin dictionary. 


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literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the grouse-shooting set were busy illicitly clambering up the dreaming spires of Cambridge (and they were probably at it in Oxford too). Put a group of advent...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Travels With a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was the greatest Scottish hillwalker to never walk up any hills, says Ronald Turnbull. However, he did make a long a 'backpacking' journey through southern France, and his account forms the...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Climbing Days by Dorothy Pilley

This engaging memoir by one of the pioneering women of the inter-war years is one of the best accounts we have of the sheer fun of climbing rocks, hills and mountains, says Ronald Turnbull.

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Regions of the Heart

The biography of Alison Hargreaves is the story of a life of drive and talent cut short by tragic circumstance,...

literature Literature Classics: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

With barely a word of Spanish, and scarcely a penny to his name, young Laurie Lee set out on foot across...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Starlight and Storm

If you want to be carried away by the power of words and share the intoxicated joy of that man on that ledge with the...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Big Walks

Back in 1980, in an age of sludgy photos and plodding layout, this glossy collection of classic challenges hit the...

literature Mountain Literature Classics: No Picnic on Mount Kenya

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods

literature Mountain Literature Classics: My Climbs in the Alps & Caucasus by Albert Mummery

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The Tarns of Lakeland by W Heaton Cooper

literature Mountain Literature Classics: The First Fifty by Muriel Gray

Book Extract: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

literature Mountain Literature Classics: One Man's Mountains by Tom Patey

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Always a Little Further by Alastair Borthwick

Book Extract: Mountain Man by James Forrest

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Fiction With Hills In

literature Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope


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