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Mountaineering in Scotland

The Early Years - Ken Crocket


From Ken Crocket, author of Ben Nevis - Britain's Highest Mountain, comes the full story of the dawning of mountaineering in Scotland. It will shock many to discover that within a few years, Victorian climbers brought climbing in Scotland to technical levels not surpassed until the 1940s. The book breaks new ground as the comprehensive record of these early pioneers, when almost every climb was new and falls could be fatal. Covering the time leading up to World War I and with nearly 70 illustrations from the era, many published for the first time, characters big and small are described alongside their deeds on the Scottish mountains.

* The first definitive history of Scottish mountaineering
* The first of three volumes planned
* Begins with a 1571 climb at Dumbarton Rock; this volume finishes in 1914
* 70 illustrations in both colour and black and white, some of which have never previously been published
* Includes material that corrects current myths and unearths new and interesting stories

Ken began exploring the Scottish mountains over 50 years ago and wrote his first climbing guidebook in 1975. He is the author of several climbing guides including Glen Coe, and has contributed to others. He has numerous first ascents, summer and winter, and his natural curiosity led him to the history of the sport. This latest book was in part written to fill the need for a comprehensive and accurate account of mountaineering in Scotland, and is the first volume in a planned three-volume set.

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Cordee Code: CWN442
Author: Ken Crocket
No of Pages: 354
Page Size: 160 x 240 mm
ISBN 10: 1907233202
ISBN 13: 9781907233203
Publisher: Scottish Mountaineering Trust
Published Date: May 2015
Edition: 1st edition, May 2015
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: b&w and colour illustrations & photos
Weight: 1022g

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