Scotland (Paperback)

The World's Mountain Ranges

By Chris Townsend

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852844424, 480pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2010

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Scotland is a mountainous country with a wide variety of wild landscapes: there are the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands, the great granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, the steep castellated rock peaks of Torridon and the jagged narrow aretes and spires of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. Two hundred and eight four of the summits reach 3,000 feet or more; these are the Munros, the ascent of which is the aim of many walkers. The Scottish hills also have splendid pine forests, beautiful lochs, deep glens, rushing rivers; a magnificent northern landscape. Whether you are planning a day scramble or a long-distance walk, Scotland World's Mountain Ranges guide has the information the independent mountain lover needs.-Area by area descriptions of the Scottish mountains from south to north help the reader identify the best locations for hill walking, mountaineering and ski touring.-Classic ascents and walks are described, from scrambles up Ben Nevis to ski tours in the Cairngorms.-Information on accommodation, maps and guides-A planning tool for long-distance treks

About the Author

Chris Townsend is a freelance author, photographer and lecturer. A Munroist twice, he has completed no fewer then 11 Scottish coast-to-coast treks. He is an authority on Scotland, where he lives in the shadow of the Cairngorms, and has written extensively on Scotland and trekking internationally both in his 15 guides and in magazines. Chris is closley involved in Scottish conservation and wilderness issues.