Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers


Ian R. Mitchell

ISBN: 9781908373298

Binding: paperback

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Winner of the Outdoor Writers Guild Book Award

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This work tells the story of explorations and ascents in the Scottish Highlands in the days before mountaineering became a popular sport - when Jacobites, bandits, poachers and illicit distillers traditionally used the mountains as sanctuary.


In this new book on pre-mountaineering ascents and near ascents in the Highlands, we have at last a work which does justice to those who lived and worked, travelled and fought in the Highlands before Walter Scott.   Professor Bruce Lenman