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By Max Landsberg

An experience throughout 1000 miles of Scotland's mountains. during this own advisor to the triumphs, hardships and perils of scaling the Munros, Landsberg brings the fun and pitfalls of hill-climbing to existence. Landsberg's adventures are awarded in shiny element, with insights starting from encompassing the sweetness of detailed studies like seeing the beginning of a deer to the mundane satisfaction of the flavor of sandwich he had on a given day. all through his account, Landsberg offers an in-depth perception into his becoming obsession with mountaineering the Munroes and its influence on his actual, emotional and non secular improvement. With insights at the historical past, tradition, ecology and geology of Scotland's mountains and publications to Gaelic position names, mountain security and an research the technology of jogging, this e-book offers an entire consultant for an individual trying to find experience within the Highlands, and is bound to motivate a person who reads it to move climb a rock!ExcerptOne day I walked into those mountains, and that i by no means got here the entire long ago. For even though Scotland's mountains is probably not the top on the planet, they're definitely among the main awe-inspiring and spell binding. From the towering pinnacles of Skye, to the excessive rolling plateau of the Cairngorms; from the bonnie braes of Ben Lomond to the weeping cliffs of Glencoe; from the rocky battlements that encircle Loch Arkaig, to the light folds of Ben Lawers because it spills all the way down to Loch Tay: listed below are provided scenes of unrivalled splendour, landscapes of unprecedented sort, and a magic floor for private connection, thought, and transformation. those are areas of obtainable experience - we depart at the back of the protection of the luxurious glen to go the swooping moor, clamber up via craggy corridors, and with silver chuckling burn then spatey cascade as our someday consultant we succeed in finally the grand summits of those lands. the following underneath 100 rainbows lie 100 pots of gold - unclaimed scenic ingots which are yours for the taking and to which i'm hoping to steer you, on a trip for physique, for brain, and maybe for anything deeper.

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