It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered !
From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the field of mountaineering. It is now available for pre-order, with delivery expected by the end of July.
Throughout this rich collection of tales, Hamish’s unorthodox character and pragmatic approach to risk and loss are conveyed with wry, elegant style, offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest mountaineers of our time.
Few people cram as much into a lifetime as Hamish did, and these memoirs reflect his restless curiosity and ability to marshal loyalty and support for the most outlandish schemes. The result is an eclectic array of tales that include youthful and historic first ascents, a disorganised attempt on Everest with only £40 and a borrowed tent; hunting for treasure in South America; dangling film stars from DIY contraptions off the North Face of the Eiger; hot air ballooning off Ben Nevis; and much else besides. Tenacious and inventive by nature, Hamish also committed much of his life to developing modern alpinism and promoting mountain safety and rescue. His legacy is vividly brought to life in this collection of unseen and retold stories, images and additional narratives from some of his closest friends.
At 368 pages long, this colour-illustrated hardback is available for £30, with the option to purchase a special slipcase edition for £40. We also have 50 numbered fine-art pencil and wash prints of Hamish, which are combined with a special edition of the book, for £50.
All profits from the Scottish Mountaineering Press go to the Scottish Mountaineering Trust, a Scottish-registered charity who provide grants to support the Scottish mountains and the communities who enjoy them.”
Well done the Scottish Mountain Press Hamish I am sure would be pleased !