What I’m learning from Robert Macfarlane’s reading group about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain

What I’m learning from Robert Macfarlane’s reading group about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain

As coronavirus lockdown takes hold, the nature writer Robert Macfarlane has started running a reading group on Twitter about Nan Shepherd’s classic nature book The Living Mountain. It was a no-brainer for me to join, and it’s helping me to see the world differently.

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The Ring of Steall: a Scottish hill walking classic

The Ring of Steall: a Scottish hill walking classic

A short distance south of Ben Nevis is a hidden sanctuary encircled by mountains. This hanging corrie has a single outlet which drains into Britain’s second highest waterfall. A full circuit of the ring of mountains involves 4 Munros and 7 peaks in total.

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Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo is OUT NOW, but why did it take so long?

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo is OUT NOW, but why did it take so long?

Those of you who have been kind enough to pre-order Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo will hopefully have seen it appear on your devices sometime last week. The entire project, from push off to launch has taken about two years.

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Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, via the CMD Arête

Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, via the CMD Arête

An estimated 160,000 people climbed Ben Nevis last year, but it has a not-so-secret route around the back that follows a stunning ridge, and if you’re lucky you’ll have it to yourself. It was the obvious choice for Edita’s first ascent of Britain’s highest peak.

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Peak bagging the Cuillin ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Peak bagging the Cuillin ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Our aim was to climb as many of the 11 Munros on the main Cuillin ridge as we could in a series of day hikes, including the infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle, the only Munro that’s a technical rock climb. But the weather forecast was dreadful, and I knew from experience that would make a big difference on these peaks.

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