Scotland's Mountain Ridges: Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

Scotland's Mountain Ridges: Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the best routes for summer and winter

By: Dan Bailey (author)Paperback

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A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.

About Author

Dan Bailey lives in Edinburgh and has always had a passion for climbing and the outdoors. His work has featured in Adventure Travel, The Sunday Times, Trail, High, The List, The Sunday Herald and Scotland on Sunday, among others. He has climbed and walked in North and South America, North Africa, Asia and throughout Europe and the UK.


Arran and the Southern Highlands 1 A'Chir traverse 2 Pagoda Ridge, A'Chir 3 South Ridge Direct, Rosa Pinnacle, Cir Mhor 4 Glen Sannox horseshoe 5 Traverse of the South and Centre Peaks, The Cobbler 6 Coire Gaothaich circuit, Ben Lui Lochaber 7 Sron na Creise, Creise 8 Inglis Clarke Ridge, Creise 9 Curved Ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor 10 Crowberry Ridge via the Rannoch Wall, Buachaille Etive Mor 11 Sron na Lairig, Stob Coire Sgreamhach 12 Dorsal Arete, Stob Coire nan Lochan 13 Aonach Eagach 14 Ring of Steall 15 Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis 16 Ledge Route, Ben Nevis 17 Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis 18 Observatory Ridge, Ben Nevis 19 North East Buttress via Raeburn's Arete, Ben Nevis 20 Carn Dearg Meadhonach East Ridge and Carn Mor Dearg Arete 21 Golden Oldie, Aonach Mor 22 North East Ridge, Aonach Beag 23 Long and Short Leachas, Ben Alder The Cairngorms 24 Eagle Ridge, Lochnagar 25 Mitre Ridge, Beinn a'Bhuird 26 Pygmy Ridge and Afterthought Arete, Stob Coire an t-Sneachda 27 Fiacaill Ridge, Cairn Lochan 28 North East Ridge, Angel's Peak The North and West 29 Great Ridge, Garbh Bheinn 30 North-north East Ridge, Sgurr Ghiubhsachain 31 Forcan Ridge, The Saddle 32 South Ridge, Mullach Fraoch-choire 33 Cioch Nose, Sgurr a'Chaorachain 34 A'Chioch Ridge, Beinn Bhan 35 Beinn Alligin traverse 36 Liathach traverse 37 Northern Pinnacles of Mullach an Rathain, Liathach 38 Marathon Ridge, Beinn Lair 39 North West Ridge, A'Mhaighdean 40 An Teallach traverse 41 Stac Pollaidh 42 Suilven Skye and Rum 43 Traverse of the Rum Cuillin 44 Dubhs Ridge 45 The Spur, Sgurr an Fheadain 46 Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr nan Gillean 47 Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn traverse 48 Cuillin Main Ridge Traverse

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852844691
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781852844691
  • weight: 720
  • ISBN10: 1852844698

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