/ Wanted: "Ski mountaineering in Scotland" book
Copies of either seem to be thin on the ground.
There's a new edition coming out soon, but probably not in time for this season!
That's good to hear - will it be out for next season, do you know?
I wouldn't hold your breath. It is at the end of a queue of several guidebooks and won't be in the shops for a few years.
James (SMC commitee member)
Never mind - hopefully I'll be able to locate a copy in the meantime.
£85 on Amazon
Really? Thats mad.. I'm afraid i just cant part with mine. Though for £85...
I did see the one on Amazon, but was hoping that it could be got for a bit less than£85!
That's often resellers taking the 9155. The basic scam is:
1. Find out of print book.
2. Offer it for some an outrageously high price and an absurdly outrageously high price under different names.
3. Wait for someone to bite.
4. Pick it up for a quid at the local charity shop, or if that fails send an apologetic email and refund buyer.
It appears my problem is solved! Just found out I can borrow a copy.
I've got one, sent you a message on fb.
I think this book is inspirational rather than instructional, no bad thing imho.
The tours it recommends are either pretty obvious to anyone with a bit of common sense and experience or rarely in condition these days.
Good for someone who really doesn't know the Scottish Hills but planning a day out only requires a knowledge of current snow conditions and snow level, the forecast and perhaps the SAIS website. I find the web a more useful source of info these days.
That said its a lovely book of beautiful photos and (rather dry) trip reports...great for the armchair skier praying for snow.