Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:09

Walking Books.Com Lakeland Pack Reviewed

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In a digital age when you can download a lifetime's walking routes free you'd be forgiven for thinking the age of the guide book was coming to an end. To some extent this is true as there appear to be fewer new titles around this year than previously but independent publishers and booksellers are bucking the trend with their self published range of route packs. The Lakeland Pack 2 adds another 25 "Classic Walks" to their existing catalogue in…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:03

The BAckpacker's Handbook 4th Edition

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In an era where the internet is king and information is available almost instantaneously at the click of a button the future for real, hard copy, literature is somewhat uncertain but every now and then a book appears that's so comprehensive, so authoratative and so complete that it almost single-handedly reminds of the value of the printed word - and the Backpacker's Handbook is just such a book. Now in its 4th Edition it's not so much a "handbook" as…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:54

John Beatty's Wild Vision reviewed

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0 Comments When you've spent three decades travelling the world, seeking out wilderness and adventure, you're pretty much guaranteed to see some inspirational sights.  Wild Vision is the accumulation of 30 years of such travel from John Beatty, captured for ever in a jaw dropping collection of photographs. From bluebells in the Peak District's Hope Valley to the deserts of Namibia Wild Vision is a celebration of the Natural World in all its glory, but more than that the pictures…
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:49

Andy Kirkpatrick - Cold Wars

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If you stood Andy Kirkpatrick in a Police style line up of top mountaineers he'd be the one to stand out. He just wouldn't look right, he doesn't fit the image you have of the lean, mean, climbing machine epitomised by the likes of Leo Houlding and Kenton Cool. To be honest he looks like your average guy who lives down the road and drives a gas van. Live on stage he's just as unique, his tales of life climbing…
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