The Munros in Winter

Martin Moran, Foreword by Hamish Brown

– 277 Summits in 83 Days –

“Experience Scotland’s most exhilarating mountains in the company of a master climber.

Compulsive reading for all climbers, walkers and lovers of the Scottish Highlands; here is the thrilling story of the first winter expedition to climb all the Munros (Scottish peaks over 3,000ft). The challenge was enormous, the achievement unparalleled in British mountainering, but Martin Moran set a new record for the fastest-ever completion of the Munros – in any season. (He also raise bp 20,000 for the third-world charity, Intermediate Technology.)

You can share every moment of the 1,030 miles of walking and skiing and 410,000ft of ascent, through the storms, snows and darkness of winter. Experience the exhilaration of success; the terror of being caught in an avalanche,or scrambling down a mountain in pitch darkness and a howling gale; and the strenuous physical and mental pressures to be overcome.

This exciting book also gives invaluable practical advice on enjoying – and surviving – Britain’s most challenging peaks. Martin Moran provides a wealth of information about the mountains in winter and all the technical problems of climbing and walking in such difficult conditions; plus route-planning, preparation and back-up to precision standards.
Detailed appendices discuss equipment, diet, winter weather and snow conditions, route statistics and recent Scottish marathon runs and walks. The glossary helps with Gaelic names, terminology etc. Such insights make essential reading for anyone who contemplates tackling the Munros.

Above all, the stunning photographs, many in colour, recreate the winter grandeur of the mountains themselves, evoking for all readers the beauty that inspired this phenomenal feat.”


Kenmerken

ISBN

0715388363

Uitgever

David & Charles

Uitgave

1986

Talen Engels
Landen Verenigd Koninkrijk

Beschrijving

hardcover, met stofomslag, 240 blz, in zeer goede staat (stofomslag aan rand licht verkleurd)

14.95

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