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Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2022

From attention-grabbing guidebooks to action-packed memoirs, and even some poetry, 2022 has seen a crop of inspiring new titles. Whether you're present buying for someone else, or writing your own list to Santa, here's our pick of the best new books published in the last year.

Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scottish Rock Climbs - New Selective Guide to the Best Climbing in Britain

This ambitious and stunning-looking new guide will equally delight low-to-mid-grade weekenders and higher performers who may think they've climbed it all... so our two-part review is written by one of each - Dan Bailey and Andy Moles.

Highland Scrambles North

The SMC's new volume covering the wild northwest is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scrambling guidebook yet produced to any Scottish mountain area, says Dan Bailey, and the best-looking too.

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2021

Despite Covid-19, 2021 has been a good year for outdoor literature. From inspiring new guidebooks to historical biographies, accounts of epic journeys to mountain-related fiction, the team at UKClimbing and UKHillwalking pick their stand-out titles...

The Fox of Glencoe - Hamish MacInnes

This attractive book is a fitting tribute to a climbing polymath the like of whom we'll probably never see again, says...

The Munros - the definitive new hill guide from the SMC

The fourth edition of this classic guide not only offers the most detailed and...

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2020

If lockdowns have hit our outdoor lives this year, then at least many of us have had more time for reading. In our...

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland 

"Even if you're only vaguely into Scottish rock climbing, I can't see how your life is going to be complete without this...

Latest News

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A' Chreag Dhearg - Climbing Stories of the Angus Glens

Compiled and co-authored by veteran climber Grant Farquhar – author of The White Cliff (2018) and Crazy Sorrow (2019) – and with contributions from a range of voices within Scotland's close-knit climbing community, A' Chreag Dhearg trac...

Hamish MacInnes: Fox of Glencoe

Hamish MacInnes was born in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 1930. A legend in the field of mountaineering, he pioneered many of Scotland's most challenging climbs and numerous testpiece routes overseas. As well as founding both the Search and Rescue Dog...

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland 

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland is published by Scottish Mountaineering Press, a subsidiary of Scottish-registered charity Scottish Mountaineering Trust. Scottish Mountaineering Press are passionate advocates for Scotland's stunning mountainous regions...


Articles featuring this brand

Winter Scottish Winter Climbs West - Unsung Gems

With its inspiring photography, the new guidebook Scottish Winter Climbs West paints the popular venues of the area in a flattering light. But there's far more to winter climbing in the west and southwest highlands than hotspots like The Ben an...

Essay The Pale Rider

In his recently released book - A' Chreag Dhearg (Scottish Mountaineering Press) - Grant Farquhar compiles stories from a range of voices within Scotland's close-knit climbing community, tracing the rich climbing history of the Angus Glens. In The Pale Rider, Grant traces his...

Article Stack Them Up - Scottish Sea Stacks

Richard Haszko recounts a 'long weekend' of ticking three classic Scottish sea stacks, meetings with Fulmars, fisherman and some sandbagged grades...

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