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Caleb's List: Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur's Seat

Caleb's List

Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur's Seat

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Shortlisted for Scottish First Book of the Year at the 2013 Saltire Society Book Awards

Edinburgh. 1898. On the cusp of the modern age. Caleb George Cash, mountaineer, geographer, antiquarian and teacher stands at the rocky summit of Arthur’s Seat.

His reason for standing there was to chart which mountains were visible from his point on the summit – The Arthurs. He came up with a list of twenty mountains (all over 100ft/300m high), including Schiehallion and Ben Lomond. Caleb’s list was first published in 1899, eight years after Munro published his list of mountains over 3000ft, and since then it has been all but forgotten.

This book tells the story of how Caleb’s list came about and provides directions and route descriptions for those wishing to climb the mountains on the list. More than just a climbing book, this is also the story of a survivor. The author was diagnosed with AIDS at the age of 33, and becoming an ‘Arthurist’ has helped him carry on with life.
Title Caleb's List
Subtitle Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur's Seat
Author Kellan MacInnes
ISBN 9781908373533
eISBN 9781909912069
Binding Hardback
Author Bio KELLAN MacINNES was born in 1963 and began hill walking when he was a teenager. For the past 24 years he has lived with HIV/AIDS. He holds an honours degree in psychology from the University of Aberdeen and currently works for one of Scotland’s leading charities supporting people living with HIV. He lives with his civil partner and their two dogs in Edinburgh in one of the streets at the foot of Arthur’s Seat. Caleb’s List is his first book.
Back Cover Text

Sometimes I sit at the top of a hill and think… how lucky to be there… a long term survivor of HIV…

From somewhere came the idea of climbing the Scottish mountains visible from Arthur’s Seat.

Making a journey through a distant line of hills from 73 degrees to 1 degree west of north…

I could survive HIV/AIDS…

I could weather the storm…

I could climb the hills on Caleb’s List

BIC Subject Walking, hiking, trekking
BISAC Subject TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks
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