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Vertebrate Publishing News

Announcements direct from Vertebrate Publishing

May 2017

thumb The long-awaited biography of mountaineer and soldier E.F. Norton is out today. Read more

Mar 2017

thumb This month help yourself to 20% off Andy Pollitt's warts-and-all autobiography Punk in the Gym. Just enter the code THEBELLS! at... Read more

Mar 2017

thumb For two days only (2-3 March) Vertebrate Publishing is offering 15% off all print books* bought through its website. Enter the... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Wondering what to buy that certain someone who'd prefer to be braving the winter weather than snaffling mince pies this Christmas... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb Rather be curled up with a new book than watching Home Alone or It's a Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time this Christmas? To... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb Simon McCartney's mountaineering epic The Bond has won the 2016 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. McCartney was... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb If you could ask Andy Kirkpatrick's advice and receive a wisdom-filled and inimitable tip from him, what would it be? Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Vertebrate Publishing books by Andy Kirkpatrick and Simon McCartney have both scooped awards in the 2016 Banff Mountain Book... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Up and About: the Hard Road to Everest, the first book in a two-volume autobiography by British mountaineer Doug Scott, has won... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb The Bond, the new autobiography by Simon McCartney, is officially published today by Vertebrate. This is Simon's story of his... Read more

Vertebrate Publishing Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Mar 2017

thumb First published in 1989, the life story of our most celebrated mountaineer has been re-released by Vertebrate. It's "a record of... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb In this reprint of one of HW Tilman's nautical books, he voyages through ice-choked polar seas in a tiny wooden boat in search of... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb From impressive new guides to works of literature, 2016 has seen a bumper crop of great mountain reads. We've picked our... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb Rave review alert: A recent winner in the Banff mountain book awards, Simon McCartney's harrowing and deeply honest account of... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more

May 2016

thumb Andy Pollitt has to be up there in the hall of fame of British rock climbing, not simply because of his routes and repeats, but... Read more

Feb 2016

thumb This is a good book, well written and engaging, very much typifying the understated British mountaineer, and somehow including... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb Christmas is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time of year to settle in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a... Read more

May 2015

thumb Jack Geldard reviews a selected guide to rock climbs around the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles Rouge. "Despite knowing... Read more

May 2015

thumb Ever since I started climbing Steve McClure has been a 'household' name. His achievements within the discipline of sport climbing... Read more


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