Ideas for Mountaineers and walkers – Christmas Stocking fillers

A great Christmas present for those who venture into the winter hills.

A great Christmas present for those who venture into the winter hills.

Two books worth a read  maybe as a stocking filler. This is a magic book and well worth a read.

Two of Britain’s leading avalanche experts look at the avalanche phenomenon from a variety of perspectives.  Packed full of both technical information and practical advice.

This fully revised and updated edition of the classic handbook, two of Britain’s leading avalanche experts look at the avalanche phenomenon from a variety of perspectives.

Why and how do avanches happen? How can you avoid being caught in an avalanche? What action should you take if caught in an avalanche or witness someone else being avalanched? What are your chances of survival?

Moonwalker

Moonwalker

 

I enjoyed this book a great tale of a different way to climb the Munros .

Moonwalker is a unique story, the memoir of a man whose love of Scotland’s mountains would override his body-clock and all conventional notions of health and safety. When Alan Rowan finished his shifts as a sub-editor at a national newspaper at midnight, he knew he was too jacked up on deadline adrenaline to attempt sleep. At the same time, he was starting to worry if he would ever complete his ambition to reach the summit of every Munro in Scotland those peaks of over 3000ft. One crazy night, he decided upon a single solution to both problems. He would begin his ascents in the middle of the night, see the sun rise above the clouds and then come down the mountain just as everyone else was going up. We see Alan’s transformation from desk jockey to midnight mountaineer, meet dodgy car salesmen, rabid sheepdogs, charging deer, superstitious Germans and crooked confectioners – all the while seeing the best of Scotland in a unique light. Moonwalker is funny and touching; at once a deeply personal memoir and a riotous travelogue.

 

 

 

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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