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By Ralph Storer

In 50 colors of Hillwalking, Ralph Storer takes a unusual examine the strange pursuit of messing approximately on mountains and offers us with 50 own hillwalking studies. strolling, mountain climbing, mountain cycling, caving – Ralph has attempted all of it, yet admits to services in basic terms within the misplaced artwork of 'festering'. With room additionally for contemplation and argument, his inimitable 50 colors will amuse, motivate and inform.
Follow in his footsteps as he roves from the Lake District to the Alps, from Snowdonia to Scandinavia, and from the Scottish Highlands to the deserts and canyons of the United States. hot to his intrepid exploits of derring-do as he will get snowbound in a tent, will get caught on ice falls and in caves, and falls off mountain motorcycles and down sand dunes.
Culled from not-yet-a-lifetime of eclectic escapades either at domestic and overseas, dropped at lifestyles by way of rigorously chosen photographs, this hugely interesting number of tales will resonate with someone whose aspirations...

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Now it was my turn to introduce fresh-faced bejants and bejantines to the Highlands. Their wide-eyed fervour brought back memories of my own, while my new-found knowledge of the peaks impressed them as much as Tony’s had impressed me. I envied the newcomers the discoveries that awaited them, but no more than they envied me. Later still I would write guidebooks to the Scottish mountains and my initial awe would become tempered by fond familiarity. But even today, en route to some well-trodden summit, with nothing to distract from the steady footfall of boot on easy trail, something unexpected can still catch me unawares: a glimpse of a peak through a gap in the clouds, a previously unnoticed route variation, an ascent line metamorphosed by snow, a solitary orchid or dotterel.

The more passers-by looked at us with pity, the more we bore our discomfort as a badge of honour. We pitied them back because they had not seen what we had seen. The pain would go. Memories of the Abode of the Snows would stay with us forever. 7 High Plains Drifter IN 1990 I fell in love with Pinedale. A sleepy cow town on the high plains of Wyoming, it offered little more than a handful of motels and eateries to detain the occasional traveller passing through on US Highway 191. Its main claim to fame was that it lay further from a railroad than any other town in the USA.

6 Cracked Alpinist AFTER YEARS OF hillwalking in the UK, the Alps came as a shock. I knew they were big mountains but, naïve as ever, I’d never expected them to look that big. My partner Christine and I refused to be intimidated. After all, we were there because they were big. We wanted to grab some altitude. If 3,000ft (914m) was the cut-off point for what was deemed to be a mountain in Scotland, we decided that 3,000m would serve as an Alpine equivalent. As in the UK, there are many excellent mountains below this threshold but, with the limited time available to us during a fortnight’s summer holiday, 3,000ers were the challenge we set ourselves.

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