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The Scottish Mountaineering Club journal 2021. Volume 49. No. 212

Morrison, Graeme2021
Like most human activities, mountaineering has had an abnormal year, as attenseted by several of our articles. Constrained by COVID-19 restrictions, climbers have explored locally in summer and winter, and recorded and unprecedented tally of new routes on Scottish hills and outcrops. Some, such as our acclaimed contributor Olly Stephenson, have found unorthodox challenges among the concrete structures of the city, while others have sought solace in committing mountain memories to paper. In reminiscence articles you will find Greg Strange exploring Beinn Eighe with the late Brian Sprunt or Dave Allan on Quinag with Andy Nisbet, Niall Richie climbing Mount Kenya, and Geoff Cohen benighted in the high places of the world. And, in a reflective vein there is poetry from Donald Orr, Sophie-Grace Chappell, Peter Biggar and Ian Crofton, with Orr also surveying the mountain paintings of D.Y. Cameron. If you enjoyed his dry humour last year in "Travels with a Gun" you will relish another wordly-wise piece by Tim Pettifer, "Almost Drowning", in this year's journal. Or you can find high adventure with Callum Johnson, making his first ascent of The Shard, and join Richard Ive on our sea-stacks. Or undertake a gruelling ski-tour with the super-fit Findlay Wild. Historical interest is well served by Michael Cocker's piece on Aleister Crowley (The Beast) and by Robin Campbell's impressive account of Raeburn's climbs furth of Scotland. Munro compleaters are tabulated too.
Place of publication not given : The Scottish Mountaineering Club, 2021.
vii, 392 pages : photographs (cheifly colour) ; 22 cm.
Partial contents: Editorial -- New routes -- Miscellaneous notes -- Miscellaneous notes continued -- Munro matters -- Scottish mountain accidents 2020 -- In memoriam -- Proceedings of the club -- JMCS reports -- SMC abroad -- Reviews -- Club information -- Office bearers -- Instructions to contributors -- Indexes.
9781907233289 (hbk)
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