I have tried recently to cut down my Mountain Library unfortunately there was no chance of that happening. Recently I have bought more books: The Adventure Game – Keith Partridge. The Corbett Round – M. Gorman. In Some Lost Place S. Allan. Higher Ground – Martin Moran . I am still buying and enjoying books so much for downsizing?
My favourite books are: My nearly complete set of the SMC Journals great read and so much information. The SMC District guides another mine of information how many even know of their existence? Many of my climbing guides with routes and dates marked in them all over the UK. My old Munros Tables marked with early dates and the odd note – “grumpy keeper, etc ” These are so dear to me . so many stories and adventures. One Man’s Mountains – Tom Patey. The Cuillin – Gordon Stainworth. Savage Arena/ Sacred Summits/ Shinning Mountain – Pete Boardman. The Eiger Wall of Death – Roth.
Undiscovered Scotland – W.H.Murray, Call- out – Hamish McInnes, Two Star Red / Space below my feet – Gwen Moffat, Classic Rock/ Cold Climbs – Ken Wilson, The Munros/Corbetts – SMC, Hamish Mountain Walk – Hamish Brown. Always a Little Further” by Alistair Borthwick, Ben Nevis – K. Crocket/ S.Richardson. No Tigers in the Hindu Kush. – P Tranter.
|Mountaincraft & Leadership||Eric Langmuir|
|The Handbook Of Climbing||Allen Fyffe &Ian Peter|
|Everest The Cruel Way||Joe Tasker|
|Long Days On the Hills||A H Griffin|
|Feeding The Rat||Al Alvarez|
|Snow & Ice Climbing||John Barry|
|Ice World||Jeff Lowe|
|Seven Years In Tibet||Heinrich Harrier|
|Medicine For Mountaineering||James A. Wilkinson|
|Ski Mountaineering||Peter Cliff.|
|A High & Lonely Place||Jim Crumley|
|Hands Of a Climber||Steve Dean|
|50 years of Alpinism||Cassin|
|Famous Climbers in Canada||Phil Dowling|
|The White Line||Andy Cave|
|Tales from the Steep||John Long|
|The Shishapanga Expedition||Doug Scott Alex Mac Intyre|
|Touching The Void||Joe Simpson|
|The Beckoning Silence||Joe Simpson|
|This Game Of Ghosts||Joe Simpson|
|The Book of the Climbing Year||Cameron Mc Neish|
|Camera on the Crag||Alan Hankinson|
|Great Climbs||Chris Bonnington|
|Beyond The Vertical||Lyaton Kor||Signed|
|Trango Nameless Tower||Leo Dickenson|
|Trango The Nameless Tower||Jim Curran|
|Filming The Possible||Leo Dickenson|
|Anything is Possible||Leo Dickenson|
|Hell of a Journey||Mike Cawthorne|
|All 14 Eight Thousanders||Reinhold Messner|
|Quest For Adventure||Chris Bonnington|
|Everest The Hard Way||Chris Bonnington|
|Beyond Everest||Patrick Morrow|
|If You Fall||Karren Drake|
|The Villian||Jim Perrin|
|Highland Wilderness||Colin Prior|
|The International Mountain Rescue Handbook||Hamish Mac Innes|
|Eiger Dreams||Jon Krakauer|
|Mountaineering A Manual For Teachers & Instructors||D. t. Roscoe|
|The Guardian Book Of Mountains||The Guardian Edited By Richard Nelsson|
|Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya||Cameron M. Burns|
|Guide to Mount Kenya & Kilimanjaro||Iain Allan|
|Kathadin A Guide to Baxter State Park & Kathadin||5th Edition Stephen Clark|
|Ecrins Park Dauphine Alps||Robin Collomb|
|Cornish Rock||Rowland Edwards & Tim Dennel|
|Peak Gritstone East||Chris Craggs & Alan James|
|Rock Climbing in the Peak District||Paul Nunn|
|Rock Climbing in the Lake Disrict||Geoff Cram, Chris Eibeck & Ian Roper.|
|Rock Climbing in Wales||Ron James|
|The Trekking Peaks of Nepal||Bill O’ Connor|
|Trekking & Climbing in Nepal||Steve Razzetti|
|Skye Scrambles||Noel Williams|
|Nepal||Lonely Planet Guide||
I am going to get rid of most of these books above – many will go to local charity shops if you want one give me call or send postage! It seems shame that many are sitting and not being used, books should be read and enjoyed and even written in !!!!!
These are a few comments:
Anne Butler – Running High by Hugh Symonds and Wilderness Dreams by Mike Cawthorne are two of my absolute favourites that l read again and again.
Natacha – Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. Absolute beauty.
Rachel Higgins – A new addition to my collection, love it!
Bob Sharp – Search and Rescue Dogs – Fifty years and counting”. Hot off the press. That’s another one for your library Heavy!
Paul Rosher – “At the Mountains of Madness” H. P. Lovecraft.
Moffat was a free spirit who loved and lived the Bohemian lifestyle through the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, making a living from climbing, and becoming the first female British guide. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was closely associated with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service in North Wales and helped train many young airmen, once she had agreed to wear boots! She described her life in her classic autobiography Space Below My Feet. She subsequently went on to write detective fiction, in particular the Miss Pink series featuring Melinda Pink, a middle aged magistrate and climber.
Rich Wood – Has to be “Always a Little Further” by Alistair Borthwick, described as “A classic tale of camping, hiking and climbing in Scotland in the thirties”. The adventures of a group of young Glaswegians who travel to the mountains every weekend to escape the pressures of the big city.
Mark Hogson – ‘George Ashbury’ a classic local historical tale of the Lakes; time I read it again.
Alan MacLeod – Cairngorm John.
Geoff Abbot – “On the Heights” – Walter Bonatti