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Vertebrate Publishing is an award-winning independent publisher and the UK’s leading publisher of outdoor adventure books and guides. 

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Day Walks in the Cairngorms

The latest title in Vertebrate Publishing's Day Walks series, this pocket guide both celebrates these very special mountains, and invites you to explore them more deeply, says Dan Bailey.  


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Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

The Evidence of Things Not Seen - W.H. Murray

A read of Murray's memoir during these strange times throws up striking parallels between the POW of World War II and the lockdown we now experience. As Murray might have written, our time to truly go home, to return to the mountains, will only...

4th Edition  © Baton Wicks
4th Edition  © Baton Wicks

Hard Rock, 4th Edition - by Ian Parnell

Hard Rock is now in its fourth edition. It would have been easy to consign this classic tome to history, says Rob Greenwood, but instead by including all new photography and a choice selection of new routes, Ian Parnell and Vertebrate have brought it...

Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey
Christmas reading list 2019  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new guides, both rock and hill, to biography, fiction and poetry, staff at UKC/UKH pick their favourite titles of the last year. Whether you're stuck for present ideas or writing your own note to Santa, these are our top seasonal reads.

Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing
Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel...

Lake District Bouldering cover photo  © Greg Chapman
Lake District Bouldering cover photo  © Greg Chapman

Lake District Bouldering

The Lake District is a bouldering backwater no longer, and this inspiring guide is the first resource out there to do full justice to the...

Kinder cover shot  © Vertebrate
Kinder cover shot  © Vertebrate

Kinder Scout, The People's Mountain

Whilst much has been written about Kinder in the past, this is now the definitive work on the People's Mountain, says Martin...

Rob in his natural element  © Rob Greenwood
Rob in his natural element  © Rob Greenwood

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new rock guides and big name autobiographies, through glossy photography books to some fascinating...


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Never Leave the Dog Behind: Our love of dogs and mountains

Helen Mort, the multi-award-winning poet and author of Division Street and Black Car Burning, is offering you a unique opportunity to have a photo of you and your dog printed in her new book, 

Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing
Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing

Ten ways to keep yourself entertained if you're self-isolating

If you're currently self-isolating, here our our recommendations to keep you entertained

Jerry Moffatt Mastermind interview + Signed Copies of Mastermind available

Mastermind by climbing legend Jerry Moffatt is a guide to mental training for climbers. Drawing on his own personal experiences, as well as inspiring stories from the current elite of the sport...

30% off select titles at Vertebrate Publishing

Twenty stocking-sized gifts for outdoor adventurers

Vertebrate Book Deals  © Vertebrate Publishing
Vertebrate Book Deals  © Vertebrate Publishing

Book bundles from Vertebrate

With wetter than average weather expected all autumn/winter long, getting outside hasn't been easy of late. To keep you...

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Crack Climbing by Pete Whittaker thumbnail  © Vertebrate Publishing

Pre-order now: Crack Climbing by Pete Whittaker

Crack Climbing by Pete Whittaker provides a single point of reference for all crack climbing techniques,...

New children's book features fourteen females adventurers

Gwen Moffat | Helen Sharman | Anna McNuff | Sarah Outen | Ellen MacArthur


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Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts
Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts

Article Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

Natalie Berry reviews Vertebrate Publishing's new English edition of Roger Frison-Roche's classic Premier de Cordée, but gets a bit distracted en route by his remarkable life...

Excerpt from The Bond  © Vertebrate Publishing
Excerpt from The Bond  © Vertebrate Publishing

Article Exclusive Exerpt from 'The Bond' by Simon McCartney

Exclusive Excerpt from 'The Bond' by Simon McCartney

Andy Pollitt  © UKC Articles
Andy Pollitt  © UKC Articles

Product News Andy Pollitt - Punk in the Gym - Exclusive Extract

In this exclusive extract from his new book - Punk in the Gym - Andy Pollitt takes us back to times past and his relationship with the late and great Paul Williams.

The team and trucks, ready to depart for Tibesti  © Vertebrate Publishing
The team and trucks, ready to depart for Tibesti  © Vertebrate Publishing

Doug Scott: The Hard Road to Everest - Autobiography Extract

A veteran of 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia, Doug Scott is one of Britain's greatest high altitude mountaineers. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents – 'the seven summits' – and was part of the first...


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