Guy Robertson & Adrian Crofton.
I had promised myself that was not going to buy anymore mountaineering books, I was downsizing my house is full of them. Fortunately I bought this book and it is an incredible and magnificent journey into the great cliffs of Scotland. Rarely have I been so impressed by a Mountaineering book since the Classic Cold Climbs. Classic Rock and a few of the great SMC books. It is a coffee table book but at a reasonable price and worth every penny, a labour of love by all concerned.
I have loved the mountains for over 50 years and still have a huge Mountain Based library but this is a fantastic addition. My ability to climb most of the routes is unfortunately limited but I have been privileged to visit these at times seclude glens and cliffs and see these climbs and read the tales involved was wonderful. The pictures and the story’s make the book come alive, how well the cliffs are shown by such amazing photos. We are so lucky to have such a magnificent writers and such a country to climb in and a huge history of exploration in some wild and remote areas..
What a journey this book takes you on and the array of writers have told their tales many for the first time. The stories are not just the successes but at times a war of attribution on amazing climbs that in the end they succeeded on. The usual well kent places are there but the other remoter cliffs are now covered for all to see and enjoy. I will enjoy this book for many years to come what an achievement and “the Story” to each, the poems and the photos are brilliant and take you to another world.
This is a very special book this is a book to be loved and cherished definitely a classic of Scottish Climbing s and one I will cherish for ever. Well done all concerned in this great addition to Scottish Mountain Literature.
A gem of a book.
I love it and as I cannot climb just now I am lost in some of these far-flung cliffs every page is so enjoyable.
Heavy December 2014