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Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new guides, both rock and hill, to biography, fiction and poetry, staff at UKC/UKH pick their favourite titles of the last year. Whether you're stuck for present ideas or writing your own note to Santa, these are our top seasonal reads.


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Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel that confronts live issues in the debate around upland conservation, land ownership and re-wilding.

The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone
The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone

The Big Rounds by David Lintern

Whether you're a keen hill runner or a walker with ambition, this attractive book is an information-packed celebration of three timeless classics of the British hills - the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds - says Dan Bailey.

Kinder cover shot  © Vertebrate
Kinder cover shot  © Vertebrate

Kinder Scout, The People's Mountain

Whilst much has been written about Kinder in the past, this is now the definitive work on the People's Mountain, says Martin Kocsis. And the photos do it more than justice too.

Waymaking  © UKC Articles
Waymaking  © UKC Articles

Waymaking - A Women's Adventure Writing Anthology

Waymaking, an anthology of women's adventure writing and art, is the first book of its kind. Does its gendered...

The Ogre montage  © Vertebrate
The Ogre montage  © Vertebrate

The Ogre by Doug Scott

Thought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott himself...

Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr
Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last...

Art of Freedom montage  © Vertebrate
Art of Freedom montage  © Vertebrate

The Art of Freedom by Bernadette McDonald

John Porter, author of the acclaimed Alex MacIntyre biography One Day as a Tiger, examines this new book on the...


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Ten ways to keep yourself entertained if you're self-isolating

If you're currently self-isolating, here our our recommendations to keep you entertained

Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons
Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons

5 Best-selling Tessa Lyons Crag Prints AVAILABLE NOW

Get some presents sorted, feed an artist, everyone's a winner! These prints serve as a little reminder of the landscapes that we all love, an ideal Christmas gift for climbers and mountain lovers.

30% off select titles at Vertebrate Publishing

Twenty stocking-sized gifts for outdoor adventurers

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Vertebrate Book Deals  © Vertebrate Publishing

Book bundles from Vertebrate

With wetter than average weather expected all autumn/winter long, getting outside hasn't been easy of late. To keep you...

New children's book features fourteen females adventurers

Gwen Moffat | Helen Sharman | Anna McNuff | Sarah Outen | Ellen MacArthur

Punk in the Gym Review  © UKC Gear
Punk in the Gym Review  © UKC Gear

The Bells! The Bells! – An extract from Andy Pollitt's Punk in the Gym

Following the release of Nick Brown's Statement of Youth, Andy shares an extract...

Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing
Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing

Triple award win for Simon McCartney's The Bond

The Bond becomes the first book to win the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Mountain and...


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