Incoming - Cicerone Scotland Guide
Due out shortly, Chris Townend's major new overview of the Scottish hills plus more.
Posted: 22 August 2010
Plenty of new outdoor stuff due out from Cicerone Press in the next few months, but the one that really grabbed our attention is a comprehensive new overview of the Scottish hills by none other than Chris Townsend.
Set to be published in October, 2010, Scotland is the second in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series and is a 600-page plus, heavy duty, large format paperback aimed to give a comprehensive overview to those who are new to Scotland or broaden the horizons of those already familiar with the country.
It describes all the major areas and ranges and lists possibilities for each area, but isn't a routes book per se, although there are apparently some routes in there. The idea is simply to describe each area and put them in a context of Scottish history and culture,
Each of the seven regions also gets a clear map plus the book is liberally sprinkled with inspirational photographs. Finally, we can't think of anyone better suited to write the book than Chris and we're really looking forward to seeing it. Price will be £25.
Other titles that caught our eye include Trekking In Greenland, a guide to the Arctic Circle Trail, by Paddy Dillon – a linear route that's only feasible for seven or eight weeks a year, takes 8-10 days and conveniently starts and ends at an airport. Again due out in October 2010 priced at £14.95.
Also coming soon, September in fact, is Not The West Highland Way, a reworking of the classic long distance path with mountain alternatives to all but one of the WHW stages plus additional mountains too. A Torres Del Paine trekking guide – out now – and a new Trekking in the Dolomites guidebook which has the distinction of covering the Alta Via routes 3-6 in outline as well as detailed descriptions of AV 1 and 2. That one's due out in January 2011.
You can find more information at www.cicerone.co.uk
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