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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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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 Kocsis. And the photos do it more than justice too.


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Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new rock guides and big name autobiographies, through glossy photography books to some fascinating writing compilations, readers this Christmas will be spoilt for choice. Here are our favourites.

Waymaking  © UKC Articles
Waymaking  © UKC Articles

Waymaking - A Women's Adventure Writing Anthology

Waymaking, an anthology of women's adventure writing and art, is the first book of its kind. Does its gendered agenda bear fruit, asks Natalie Berry?

Tides   © Vert
Tides   © Vert

Tides, A Climber's Voyage by Nick Bullock

Rob Greenwood takes a look at Nick Bullock's award winning Tides, the follow-up to his first book Echoes.

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The Ogre montage  © Vertebrate

The Ogre by Doug Scott

Thought you'd heard everything about that infamous 1977 expedition? This short, beautifully presented account from Doug Scott himself...

Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr
Rob Greenwood counteracting the benefits of Moffatt's Mastermind with Taylor's Port  © Penny Orr

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From biography and photography to guidebooks galore, lovers of mountain books have had plenty to celebrate over the last...

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Art of Freedom montage  © Vertebrate

The Art of Freedom by Bernadette McDonald

John Porter, author of the acclaimed Alex MacIntyre biography One Day as a Tiger, examines this new book on the...

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The Magician's Glass montage  © Vertebrate

The Magician's Glass, by Ed Douglas

In the age of clickbait, long-form journalism has suffered a decline in the climbing media. The Magician's Glass by Ed Douglas...


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The Bells! The Bells! – An extract from Andy Pollitt's Punk in the Gym

Following the release of Nick Brown's Statement of Youth, Andy shares an extract from his autobiography recounting his ascent of The Bells! the Bells!

Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing
Simon McCartney and Mirella Tenderini  © Vertebrate Publishing

Triple award win for Simon McCartney's The Bond

The Bond becomes the first book to win the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Mountain and Wilderness Literature award in the Banff Mountain Book Competition and the ITAS 'Opere Prima' Award.

Making Adventures Heard

Vertebrate Publishing – the UK's leading publisher of mountaineering and outdoor adventure books – is now offering audiobook versions of select titles. Since starting audio production in 2018, Vertebrate has produced twelve audiobooks across different...

Pre-order now: First on the Rope

The classic of French literature is available to pre-order now at the special-offer price of £7.19.

Edmund Hillary  © Vertebrate Publishing
Edmund Hillary  © Vertebrate Publishing

Footage of Edmund Hillary on Everest

Film clips taken from Michael Dillion's film, Beyond Everest.

Day Walks in Cornwall: pre-order for 20% off

Day Walks in Cornwall features 20 circular routes between 7.2 and 13.7 miles (11.6km and 22km) in length,...

Lake preview 4  © Vertebrate Publishing
Lake preview 4  © Vertebrate Publishing

Greg Chapman's new LakesBloc book is available to pre-order

Lake District Bouldering is the long-awaited guide to bouldering in the Lake District National...


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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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