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4th October 2022. A review of Katie Ives' first book 'Imaginary Mountains: The Riesentein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams'

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams is the first book of Katie Ives, the celebrated and recently outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Alpinist.

‘… a wide-ranging exploration of the ways mountains inspire us to dream.’

A review by Heather Dawe, also published in the 2022 edition of The Himalayan Journal.

19th May 2022. Campfire Stories.

The USA's national parks are beautiful and unique places, often serving as an introduction to the outdoors and inspiring an appreciation for nature and wilderness. Campfire Stories Co-editors, Dave and Ilyssa Kyu, travelled around these national parks, collecting these stories along the way.

A review by Tim Woods, author of Twisted Mountains.

24th December 2021. Among Muslims.

A review of Kathleen Jamie's Among Muslims. An account of the time she spent travelling in Pakistan's Northern Areas and living with the people of the mountain village of Gilgit.

Poetic and warm, Jamie writes of the characters she meets in Gilgit - Rashida, Jamila, the Major, of their lives, their husbands, wives and children. Words that bring out the kindness of the strangers she encounters as a traveller, who soon become her friends.

23rd December 2021. Hooker & Brown.

A review of Hooker & Brown, Jerry Auld's story of the mystery of mountains, inspired by the the book's namesake peaks.

Published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize, it’s set in the Canadian Rockies, mainly in the mountains of Alberta, close to Auld’s home city of Calgary.

Hooker and Brown are two mythical peaks, believed to be the highest peaks in North America until it was discovered they didn’t exist, at least not in the form the early pioneers believed.

A modern-day story of climbing, friendship and decision making, that intertwines with tales from the first ascents of the mountains it's set amongst.

25th October 2021. Boundary Songs: Notes from the Edge of the Lake District National Park.

David Banning's Boundary Songs reviewed by Geoff Cox, author of Traceless.

It's the Lake District, but not in the way so many guidebooks and other literature portray it. A realist view from the fringes towards the Lakes' romantic centre.

31st August 2021. Snow, Dog, Foot.

A review of Snow, Dog, Foot by Tim Woods, author of Twisted Mountains.

The icy oblivion of the Alps seen through the eyes of a hermit.

First published in 2015, Neve, Cane, Piede is Claudio Morandini's sixth book. A literary phenomenon, top-five Italian bestseller, it won the Procida-Elsa Morante-Isola di Arturo prize in 2016. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Turkish and now English by Pierene Press.

14th May 2021. First on the Rope.

Our first review, the beginning of an occasional series.

This one is of the classic of French mountaineering literature First on the Rope by Roger Frison-Roche, translated by Janet Adam-Smith.