The Second Man on the Rope

The Second Man on the Rope

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Mountain Days with Davie

Ian R Mitchell

ISBN: 9781910745236

Binding: paperback

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What are the rules of etiquette in a bothy full of strangers?
How cold, exactly, can a Scottish summer get?
And how many cans of beer can a man carry whilst fording a swollen river?

Second Man on the Rope tackles all these questions and more, a celebrating Scotland’s mountains come sun, sleet or snow, through the stories of a great climbing partnership.

Ranging from the Cairngorms to Glencoe, from Nevis to Knoydart and from the Cuillin to the Cobbler, this book weaves the story of a friendship amongst witty – and often alarming – tales of mountaineering mishaps. These richly entertaining tales will delight all who love the Scottish hills – be they mountaineers, day-outers, Munro-baggers (like the author) or merely armchair ramblers.

Written with a wealth of knowledge, this mountaineering classic is a warm and witty celebration of friendship, forged over many years, between the author and his ‘first man’ – Davie. Together they form one of the great double acts of climbing literature. They face with humour and fortitude all that the mountains can pit against them – winter avalanches, raging rivers, rats in bothies and Brummies in baseball boots.


Reviews:

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

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