/ NEW REVIEW: Ben Nevis Britain's Highest Mountain
"As far as I'm concerned it's the most essential book to own since Extreme Rock"
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Also, the repeated chapter headings from page 17 through 31 "2. Early Travellers (1585-1685)" should have been "1565-1865".
A great book, no doubt, glad I bought it, but annoyances like these should have been picked up before it got to print.
Why is £27.50 for a well researched, beautifully written and photographed book taking the piss?
Considering the small numbers a book like these will sell, it is surprising that the SMC produce this book at all.
I suppose you will next saying that £25 for North Wales Rock or a new Rockfax guide is rip off too?
> Why is £27.50 for a well researched, beautifully written and photographed book taking the piss?
> Considering the small numbers a book like these will sell, it is surprising that the SMC produce this book at all.
> I suppose you will next saying that £25 for North Wales Rock or a new Rockfax guide is rip off too?
Well said, this is a stunning book.
It always amazes me why people moan about the price of books, they have certainly not matched inflation. I remember buying Cold Climbs back in 1983 and it was about twenty quid, so an extra £7.50 for a similar quality book is peanuts.
The first edition suffered in the same way. I wonder if any of the errors have been carried over from that?
Just to clarify - I was referring to typos and grammatical errors, not factual mistakes.
Have ordered the new one, but I'm not quite sad enough to compare the two texts to see what's changed!
Good review and a great book, I shall be getting a copy as some you cant just borrow read and give back, some need to stay on the shelf !
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