UKH

Literature


Featured

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

More than a century before the romantic poets strode the British landscape in search of the sublime, a Japanese writer made months-long journeys on foot, motivated by remarkably similar urges. Basho's walks have everything we recognise from our own multi-day hikes, says Ronald Turnbull.


Latest Literature

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

This autobiography from one of the great postwar French alpinists is a bit like a high altitude expedition, says Ronald Turnbull - some rough going, some boring bits, and some surprising airy arêtes.

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

Written in 1816, Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem is crucial not just to an understanding of English Romanticism, says Ronald Turnbull - it also hints at how mountains came to matter to so many of us today. And it's not half...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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

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


All Literature Posts

Title Date
Loading Notifications...