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One Man's Legacy, by Mike Dixon

"When I started climbing, One Man's Mountains was a must-read book in the canon of mountain literature" says Rob Greenwood. "One Man's Legacy adds much depth to Tom Patey's character and reputation, enriching our understanding of an already legendary figure in British climbing and mountaineering history."

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North Wales Limestone - the Definitive Guide

The second edition of North Wales Limestone: The Definitive Guide has just been published. Building on the original book, now nearly 10 years old, it adds hundreds more recent routes, helping to cement the reputation of the area as a major dest...

North Wales Climbs Rockfax

"The new North Wales Climbs from Rockfax is an improvement on the previous edition, with extra routes, great topos, and inspiring action shots" says Tom Ripley. Do you agree with his thoughts on what's in, and what's not...?

Book Review: Voices From the Hills

Just decades ago women were unable to compete in traditional mountain races, yet today we see female runners winning ultra distance events outright. But without knowledge of the pioneers, how can women achieve the same sense of belonging in the mountains as...

Cicerone Guide - Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Conveniently split into two portable volumes in one purchase, Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe is...

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...

Grit Blocs

As the long wet winter approaches, psyche is something that it's good to have in abundance. This lavish guide to the best grit bouldering across six...

On Sacred Ground - A backpacking tour de force

Long books about big walks can be almost as hard going as all those miles trudging under a laden pack, says Dan...

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Adventures For Kids - a gritstone bouldering guide for children and their parents

At last, children can be set free to get stuck into grit bouldering on their own terms without having to battle with adult sized problems and all they need is this new guidebook from Future Primitive Publishing.

'The Pembroke Bond' Photo Book - Available Now

We've just launched The Pembroke Bond, a brand new publication celebrating the best of Pembroke climbing.

Peak Bouldering 3rd Edition - Available for Pre-Order

The much anticipated Peak Bouldering Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering for delivery in mid-August when it is published. This is the fastest way to get hold of a copy and is available on special offer to all Rockfax Digital...

The Science of Climbing Training

An evidence-based guide to improving your climbing performance

Scottish Wild Country Backpacking

Available now, Scottish Wild Country Backpacking is a celebration of Scotland's wild places and ideal for experienced and...

The Self Rehabbed Climber, by Andrew McVittie

This is the first book to provide an easy-to-follow return-to-sport protocol for climbing injuries. You will...

Vertebrate Publishing's Big Summer Sale

Until Wednesday 31 August, Vertebrate Publishing is offering up to 70% off a huge range of its award-winning...

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