Scotland’s Winter mountains with one axe
– guidebook features

– 156 pages
– 173mm x 226mm
– hardback (and reassuringly solid in the hand)

A book for anyone who loves the Scottish mountains. The selected journeys are spread throughout the Highlands, as far afield as the Cairngorms, Skye, Torridon, Glencoe and Glensheil. Each journey is described in detail along with some background information about the local mountain range and surrounding area. Although not an instructional book, there is some basic advice about the skills, clothing and safety equipment needed for a day’s outing in the winter hills.

Heading for Raeburn’s Gully at Creag Meagaidh

All the journeys are clearly marked on bespoke maps, which are drawn to scale and very accurate. The route descriptions are easy to follow using the relevant 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Landranger Map or Harvey’s Mountain Map, and have been written with this in mind. Grid references are supplied for the start of every route and for all important navigational points throughout each journey.

The approach map for South Gully on Stob Ban

Each route description is accompanied by a series of colour photographs, highlighting Scotland’s beautiful and wonderfully varied winter mountaineering terrain. This is a drone-free guide; all the photographs have been taken from mountain locations you can actually visit.

Turfy scrambling along the crest of Beinn a’ Choarainn’s east ridge

Liathach main ridge
Early season snow on Liathach’s main ridge