A View from the Ridge

A View from the Ridge


Mountaineering Anecdotes from Scotland and America

Ian R. Mitchell

ISBN: 9781905222452

Binding: paperback

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Winner of the 1991 Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature

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About this book:

Fed up of anaemic books about mountains, about being poor and happy and mystical fulfilment? Then this is the book for you, tearing the veil from the culture clashes and conflicts on the hills. What happens if you go in search of the American Dream in Colorado, or Celtic Twilight in the Cuillins? And how do the mountains alter the pattern of male/female sexual behaviour? This book presents a different approach, but one that aims to answer just why the mountains exert such fascination over so many people.


If you buy any one mountain book this year, make sure it is this one.  Kevin Borman, High Mountain magazine

One of Scotland's most distinguished mountain writers.  The Great Outdoors Magazine

Written... with obvious expertise, knowledge and love of [the] subject.  Scots Independent

He knows his mountains and his history and that awareness informs almost every page.  Scots Magazine