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The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. This official* Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map covers a 29 mile (47 km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England's coast. More than just a path, it represents a new right of way that gives everyone the legal right to explore the coast for the very first time. Opening in sections, the England Coast Path is scheduled to complete in 2020. Beginning in East Sussex, the majority of the path, an easy going route across flat terrain, follows the southern Kent coastline. There are expansive views, sand and shingle beaches, unique habitats and heritage buildings, including Martello Towers, along the way. Coastal villages and towns provide the opportunity for refreshment. This water resistant sheet map is double sided with Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping showing the new coastal access verge. The path is clearly highlighted in yellow with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning sections of the walk to enjoy. The map folds down to a handy DL size. A useful gradient profile for the section of path is included along with a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites, including temporary route updates from the National Trails, travel information and weather reports. Other National Trails available within the A-Z Adventure series include: Cotswold Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, North Downs Way, Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way, Offa's Dyke Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pennine Way, South Downs Way, SW Coast Path, Thames Path and The Ridgeway. *A-Z is the official mapping partner of the National Trails.
A guidebook to 43 circular day walks covering the northern and eastern Yorkshire Dales. The walks range between 3 and 11.5 miles in length, and there are suggestions for devising longer days by combing routes. Step by step route directions include lots of information about the area, and each walk is illustrated with clear OS mapping and vibrant photographs. From Pateley Bridge and Aysgarth in the East to Kirkby Stephen and Richmond in the north, each valley has a character and history of its own and this guide covers the varied fell and dale landscapes of the Howgills, Mallerstang, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale and Nidderdale. The north and eastern regions of the Yorkshire Dales are full of wild, rugged fell tops carved by limestone crags, deep scooped-out dales with lonely farms far from villages, the ruins of medieval castles as well as the warm bustle of Dales villages and good pubs. The Howgills north of Sedbergh have a different look, with their wide domes, steep sides and long miles of grassy ridges.
A bestseller for 21 years, Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula remains one of the most popular books on hiking in Cape Town.
Each of the 30 day walks in this classic collection has been carefully chosen because of a particular point of interest, be it a waterfall, grotto, yellowwood grove, shipwreck or spectacular viewpoint. The routes range from challenging climbs to the top of Table Mountain to leisurely strolls among the fynbos or along city beaches, and will appeal to hikers of all levels of experience – whether aspiring ramblers or diehard adventurers.
A simple grading system, information on the average hiking time, notes on the availability of water and practical advice on mountain safety and weather conditions ensure that the hiker is given a clear idea of what to expect. Every walk is accompanied by an accurate map and an easy-to-follow route description, spiced with historical snippets and nature notes.
For this eighth edition, all route descriptions and maps have been brought up to date, the design and typography have been given a fresh, modern look and photographs and illustrations add lively interest. With so many spectacular walks to choose from in the Cape Peninsula, Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula is the ultimate authority on the best and quickest escape from the rat race – even if only for a day.
Alpine expert Kev Reynolds has spent fifty years exploring mountain landscapes and thirty writing about his experiences. Here he shares some of the high points of a full life as a wanderer and writer. Kev is the leading international authority on many mountain ranges, including the Pyrenees, many regions of the Alps and the Nepal Himalaya. As the author of numerous guides he has inspired many thousands of trekkers to follow in his footsteps. As a lecturer he regularly evokes the mood and majesty of the mountains to spellbound audiences. In this book Kev tells how he set off, aged 21, to explore the Atlas Mountains of Morocco - and never looked back. He abandoned his desk-bound local government job to pursue a life in the mountains, living and working in Britain, Austria and Switzerland before finding his true metier as a writer. These 75 stories capture the joy he has take in exploring the Atlas Mountains, Pyrenees, Alps, Himalaya and 'Other Wild Places' again and again, meeting the local people and the mountain guides, experiencing the local food, faiths and lifestyle and watching the sun rise and set against some of the world's highest peaks from summit bivvies.
This beautifully illustrated book covers the commonly-used knots and splices. In full colour, it illustrates clearly how to tie each knot using sequential diagrams and a step-by-step approach. Topics covered include the ten knots everyone should know (plus many others), splices and whippings, how to choose the right rope for the job, the use and benefits of each knot and times where special care is needed.
Getting around York on foot is easy and fun. Walking gives you the chance to explore York's secret corners, layered history, ancient streets and hidden gardens. With illustrated maps and photos, Walk York guides you through ten routes (from one to six miles long, 1.5km to 10km) and more suggestions, from a simple stroll round the city walls to a hike round Castle Howard; walk beside the city's rivers or pub crawl round the bars. Discover Roman York or the city built on chocolate, the haunted highways or the streets straight out of Harry Potter. Find the city's must-see icons, hidden treasures and lucky cat sculptures; with optional visits to famous visitor attractions like JORVIK Viking centre or the National Rail Museum, these walks can fit the time you have and appeal to all tastes and ages.
Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps presents a selection of classic routes in the main Swiss climbing areas that have forged Switzerland's reputation as a mountaineering paradise. Featured are over thirty climbs, ranging from relatively easy normal routes to more challenging itineraries. All are within the capabilities of most mountaineers and provide an excellent introduction to the wide variety of climbing that Switzerland has to offer. Every route, whether it is a pure rock climb, a mixed ridge, a big north face or a long traverse, was chosen for the beauty of the surroundings and the quality of the climbing. Some are on world famous peaks that every mountaineer aspires to climb, such as the Matterhorn (Mont Cervin), the Breithorn and the Monch; others are on lesser-known summits and will delight those who like getting away from the beaten track. Written by mountaineer and author Stephane Maire, each route features technical notes, a route description and topo, and photos illustrating the climb's unique character.
Fontainebleau Fun Bloc is a new photo topo style guidebook to the very best areas of the forest. This is a unique style that includes over 1600 photo topos, which makes recognising the problems very easy, and includes every single problem in an area 1a-8c. This book will appeal to every level of climber, and particularly groups of boulderers that are of mixed ability who all want to climb in the same general area. It has also been designed to work with little use of language, since all of the problems are colour coded and are very easily identifiable. With over 7000 problems, this will give anyone a huge amount of fun. There is a large overview map on the inside front cover. Each area has its own approach map that is very easy to use, and shows best routes for buggies or those carrying giant crash pads. They also link together so you can easily go from one outcrop to another. Outcrop maps are highly detailed showing the outline of every boulder precisely. Every single boulder has been perfectly mapped for this book, and this level of detail is totally unique. The design of Fun Bloc is simple. Every area has a very detailed layout map with all boulders perfectly drawn, and every single problem marked with a coloured dot. All boulders highlighted in green feature as full photo topos with lines marked, grades, and names of problems. The photography for this book has taken several years to capture all of the boulders in the best possible illustrative light. The graphics show all of the variations and even illustrate which holds are in or out. The book has also been edited by local climbers who regularly climb up to 8c. This book is the full beta of the forest by climbers who know it inside out. 26 principal areas are covered in 100% detail, featuring every possible climbing problem from 1a up to 8c. 17 individual children's circuits are fully illustrated bloc to bloc. 48 outcrop maps illustrate the exact location of over 7000 boulder problems - all colour coded and graded. Over 100 Fontainebleau circuits are fully covered in the book. Details for all local campsites and supermarkets are included. There are over 80 superb action photos which feature throughout the book to give it a very enticing feel. This book is dual language - in both French and English.
THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE Ultimate SAS Survival is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John `Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.
For those that love the mountains of Scotland you can scratch off the Munros and Munro areas as you bag them. Keep your running total too. Happy Bagging!The Scratch Off Munro-bagging Print is part of the Collect and Scratch range and shows all of the 282 Munro hill tops including their heights, covered by a scratch-off latex. This allows you to document each one you have 'Bagged' by scratching off the foil to reveal some colour underneath. Also featured on the map is a tally that you can update with a dry wipe pen as you go along so you can see how many more you need to 'Bag'.
An English-language guide to walking in the mountains to the north of Madrid, mainly but not exclusively within the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama. In this book, the third one in the Spanish Trails series, Phil Lawler and Tim Price present descriptions and sketch maps of 32 walks in the mountain ranges to the north of Madrid. It will be surprising to many people to find mountains rising to over 2,400 metres (alsmost 8,000 feet) within one hour of Spain's capital city. The mountains can in fact be clearly seen from the northern part of Madrid's city centre. The book contains a selection of easy, moderate and difficult walks in an approximately geographical sequence from the north-west of the city to the north-east. Details are included about how to access the walks, normally by car. Information is also provided about public transport (trains and buses) in the area. The walk descriptions are supplemented by sketch maps, which are intended to be used in conjunction with topographical maps, for which recommendations are given in the book. Other titles in the Spanish Trails series include the Picos de Europa (ISBN 978-0-9955797-0-5) and the Sierra Almijara and Tejeda (near Competa and Nerja) in the south (ISBN 978-0-9955791-1-2).
AN ODE TO WALKING FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING EXPLORERS AND THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SILENCE 'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' New York Times ____________________________________ 'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.' From those perilous first steps as a toddler, to great expeditions, from walking to work to trekking to the North Pole, Erling Kagge explains that he who walks goes further and lives better. Walking is a book about the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found in this most simple of activities. ____________________________________ 'If you are a walker this book will resonate with you, if you have seldom or never walked this book should be compulsory reading' Rosamund Young 'A thought-proving and enjoyable book that revels in seeing the global in the local. Erling Kagge reveals new ways to view home and homo sapiens, and, as he travels leisurely, we grow slowly wiser' Tristan Gooley 'Part rumination, part walking coach and companion . . . and one that might just do more for your health and happiness than your treadmill alone ever could' New York Journal of Books 'A thoughtful book-length essay on a taken-for-granted human activity' Kirkus '[Walking is] much more subtle than a typical self-help . . . Erling Kagge uses his acquaintance with extreme environments to reflect on the mental and physical benefits of walking' Economist
BRITAIN'S GREATEST CLIMBER. 'He is the David Attenborough of mountaineering . . . Bonington's most personal memoir yet.' The Times. 'This is a compelling tale of fortitude and endurance.' - The Sunday Times 'He is the icon of British climbing.' The Daily Mirror Sir Chris Bonington memoir Ascent will chart not only his many triumphs in the climbing world - such as the Eiger, and the Himalaya - but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way we will be fascinated by his many daring climbs, near-death adventures, and the many luminaries of the mountain fraternity he has climbed with, and in some cases - witness their deaths on the rock. The mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more - this will be an expert's opinion on the past sixty years of British/ world mountaineering. In Ascent Chris also discusses his first wife (Wendy) who tragically passed away after a long battle with motor neuron disease - his many years of caring for her, and then in his twilight years deciding to return to an iconic climb from his past - The Old Man of Hoy - to summit at the age of 80 years of age. He has now also found love again amidst the sadness and grief. It is a truly inspirational tale. Ascent will be a memoir like no other. Not only a cerebral narrative on what it takes to conquer fear, and learn/ develop the technical skills necessary to climb the world's greatest peaks; what it is like to survive in places no human being can ultimately reside in for longer than a few months at very high altitude, but also how one overcomes emotional obstacles, too, and rediscover what drives us on to happiness.
This guide describes ascents of 25 Lake District fells that can be climbed from the valleys of Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale. Quieter and wilder than the eastern side of the national park - though every bit as beautiful - this area is home to many of the region's most celebrated peaks, with highlights including iconic Great Gable, Pillar and Yewbarrow, as well as England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Unlike other guidebooks which describe a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, the aim of the Walking the Lake District Fells series is to offer all the options. These are presented as numbered sections which can be combined to create infinite possibilities - from simple ascents to longer ridge routes. You'll find the classics and popular routes alongside less traditional alternatives perfect for the wandering spirit. The series gives you both the freedom to devise your own routes and the information to make informed decisions, thanks to the clear descriptions of the routes, terrain, hazards, interesting features and safe descent paths should the weather close in. Also included are a handful of classic ridge routes for longer fell days. Mark Richards' inimitable text is complemented by HARVEY mapping and the author's own beautiful sketch topos and panoramas. Perfect for keen hillwalkers and peak-baggers alike and ideal both for pre-planning and use on the hill, Walking the Lake District Fells is the new incarnation of the Fellranger series, which sees the volumes updated and trimmed to a more practical size. These true connoisseurs' guides are sure to inspire you to get out and explore the beautiful fells of Lakeland.
Shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 Shortlisted for Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 On June 3rd 2017, professional climber Mark Synnott was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: his friend, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents, a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation El Capitan. It is an extraordinarily dangerous and difficult climb, and yet Alex was going to do it 'free solo'. Meaning no help. No partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. Indeed, to summit El Cap free solo was a feat likened to Neil Armstrong first walking on the moon. As Alex plots, rehearses and ultimately attempts his heart-stopping ascent, Mark also shares his own personal history of climbing, filled with triumphs, defeats and dilemmas, in this deeply reported, inspiring exhortation to live life to the fullest.
The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. Snowdonia is a region and a National Park in the north-west of Wales; a popular hiking destination famous for its mountains with many places of interest and natural attractions. This A-Z Adventure Atlas of Snowdonia features 66 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey 1:25 000 mapping covering: *Snowdonia National Park (north of Portmadog) *Conwy *Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) *Betws-y-Coed *Blaenau Ffestiniog *Portmadog Unlike the original OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it easy to find the required location quickly. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as the standard folded OS map. Also included is safety and security advice when walking and a selection of QR codes to access useful websites with your smartphone. Other National Parks available within the A-Z Adventure series include: Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North York Moors.
A second edition of the highly-acclaimed selective guidebook to the one of the finest sport climbing venues in the world: the Catalan province of Tarragona in Northeast Spain. Written in conjunction with local activist, Dani Andrada, one of the world's leading climbers, Tarragona Climbs features thousands of stunning sport-routes set amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. The new edition features an additional 56 pages and many more sectors and routes. In particular, the coverage of world-class zones such as Siurana, Montsant and Margalef has been considerably expanded. The second edition is not simply a minor upgrade, it's a complete overhaul, with improved topos and hundreds of new crag and action photos.Additional features: Languages; English, Catalan and Castillian; detailed maps and explicit approach information for all sectors + GPS co-ordinates for key parking areas.
All the mapping you need to complete the 95 mile (153km) West Highland Way, an official Scottish Long Distance Route from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William. Showcasing the wild beauty of western Scotland, the trail is a journey from the lowlands to the highlands, passing Loch Lomond then crossing Rannoch Moor before finishing in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The walk takes roughly a week to complete and is presented in seven stages ranging from 8 to 20 miles. This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the West Highland Way. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the route along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend, and can be used when walking the trail in either direction. Conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack, it comes in a clear PVC sleeve. NOTE An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The West Highland Way ISBN9781852848576 - describes the full route with lots of other practical, historical and cultural information. The guidebook INCLUDES a copy of this map booklet.
The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. This official* Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map covers a 36.5 mile (59 km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England's coast. More than just a path, it represents a new right of way that gives everyone the legal right to explore the coast for the very first time. Opening in sections, the England Coast Path is scheduled to complete in 2020. Following the south east Kent coastline, the path features exhilarating cliff top sections along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and a flat section from Deal, which goes on to sweep around the expanse of Pegwell Bay. Along the way there are nature reserves, conservation areas, historic landmarks and panoramic views of the English Channel throughout, with the chance to glimpse France on a clear day. This water resistant sheet map is double sided with Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping showing the new coastal access verge. The path is clearly highlighted in yellow with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning sections of the walk to enjoy. The map folds down to a handy DL size. A useful gradient profile for the section of path is included along with a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites, including temporary route updates from the National Trails, travel information and weather reports. Other National Trails available within the A-Z Adventure series include: Cotswold Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, North Downs Way, Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way, Offa's Dyke Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pennine Way, South Downs Way, SW Coast Path, Thames Path and The Ridgeway. *A-Z is the official mapping partner of the National Trails.
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