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By I.H.M. Smart,Naomi Todd

The tales during this assortment are distilled from 60 years of climbing and arctic travel.

This moment version provides 10 tales to the unique 19.

From a sojourn in a wartime bothy with machine-gun toting soldier-poacher-mountaineers to a three day one hundred twenty five mile stroll less than the unsetting arctic sunlight; from a experience down a proto-A9 in a steam powered lorry, to a story of munro-bagging through gentle airplane; from a climb within the corporation of the Roman poet Horace on a day's depart from the Elysian Fields to a attention of the real that means of the Flying Dutchman's time off from wandering the seven seas, the gathering traverses a actual terrain from Scotland to East Greenland, a temporal span from 1944 to the millennium and a stylistic diversity from fable to arctic go back and forth primer.

At turns nostalgic, elegiac, rhapsodic, wonderful, philosophical, yet constantly literate and lyrical, the ebook explores a brand new edition, if now not an autonomous new line at the distant buttress of hiking literature.

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