Essentially, Northern Edge Books is a grand name for a bit of desk top publishing from the spare room. I’m a climbing instructor, teaching all things related to the hills, from simple navigation to Scottish winter climbing. Over the past few years I’ve put together two guidebooks. I’ve tried to make them as informative, easy-to-use and as well-made as possible, and also make sure there’s something in them for everyone. If you purchase a book from this site, all the money goes to me, the author (I wouldn’t want to paint this site’s purpose as being anything else). There’s no doubt you’l be able to buy both books cheaper from a certain online retailer… but you’ll feel much better if you buy them directly from me instead 😉


Scotland’s Winter Mountains with one axe

A book for anyone who loves the Scottish mountains.
All the routes have been done multiple times and in various conditions over the last 25 winter seasons – this is reflected in the accuracy and detail of the descriptions.
156 pages.
Dimensions are 173mm x 226mm.
Printed in Landysul by Gomer Press
The selected journeys are spread across the Highlands, as far afield as the Cairngorms, Skye, Torridon, Glenshiel and Glencoe.
Scotland's Winter Mountains with one axe

North Wales Scrambles

A great book for people who like biffing around in the mountains.
Researched over a period of three years, during which there was a lot of ferreting around on the cliffs and ridges of North Wales to select 50 of the area’s best scrambles.
224 pages.
Dimensions are 116mm x 170mm.
It’s not that heavy and will fit in your pocket (just).
Printed in Landysul… that’s not in China.
All the selected scrambles lie within a 20km x 15km area of northern Snowdonia. A relatively small area as far as mountains are concerned, so dead easy to get around.
North Wales Scrambles

Update Jan 2018 – North Wales Scrambles

The book has been selling really well. Beyond all expectations.
The first print run sold out within 18 months (never saw that coming!). The second print run (containing a few minor updates and with ‘immediately’ spelt correctly on page 143) should last until the spring.
A big thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy. And an extra thanks to the folk who’ve been kind enough to purchase from this site.