Ace New MunrOverground Wall Map Launches
Brilliant map mixes the Scottish Munroes with London tube-style mapping. Genius...
Posted: 27 April 2012
This is pure, unadulterated genius and we can't believe we didn't know about it before - the MunrOverground wall map is a new venture from Peter Burgess, the man who's already created Tubular Fells, a London Underground-style map of the Lake District's mountains.
After perfecting his Lakes map, which you can still buy from the Tubular Fells web site, Peter - a former geography teacher who lives in East Ham in London - set about doing the same thing for the Munros with the scale of the project, in his word, meaning the new map would be 'far less tubelike and more national rail network'.
Like the Tubular Fells map and the tube map too, the mapping is topological, so all 283 of the Scottish Munros are included and linked to create what he describes as a 'quasi-surreal rail network'. The result is an amusingly deranged representation of the Scottish mountains in wall map form and alongside the mountains, it also includes a range of other geographical features including Sandaig, the home of Gavin Maxwell, author of Ring of Bright Water.
And if you do buy one of the maps, 75p will be donated to the John Muir Trust and Scottish Mountain Rescue for each map sold, though bear in mind at the time of writing, release of the new map is slightly delayed due to printing problems.
The MunrOverground is A1 sized, printed on heavyweight 200gsm paper in Ciumbria and sells for £12.99, while the slightly smaller - A2 - Tubular Fells poster is £10.99 and includes a £1 donation to Fix The Fells.
There's loads more information, map extracts and online ordering at www.tubularfells.com - we reckon it would look great on any mountain freak's bathroom wall. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Finally, there's also a promotional video on YouTube see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAc4Ph8hNPw
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