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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 annual festive feature, staff and contributors at UKClimbing and UKHillwalking review their favourite books of 2020. It's a varied selection with something for everyone, from runners to boulderers, trad climbers to summit baggers...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 book" says Rob Greenwood.

Uncoiling the Ropes - memoir of trailblazing Irish climber Clare Sheridan

Clare Sheridan has been a leading Irish climber for decades, coming of age in an era when girls, they were told, ought not to climb. If you're looking for a climbing role model, says Hilary Sharp, look no...

Adventures at the Edge of the World - A History of Tasmanian Rock Climbing

This immense volume does full justice to the rich history and sky high quality of one of the world's great rock climbing destinations, says Rob Greenwood.

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...

Christmas Books - Our Recommendations

From inspiring new guides, both rock and hill, to biography, fiction and poetry, staff at UKC/UKH pick their favourite...

Blood, Sweat and Smears by Gary Gibson

David Price enjoys the autobiography of Gary Gibson, one of British climbing's most prolific and controversial figures.

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...


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A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

A Feeling for Rock is a visceral exploration of rock climbing as a passion and lifestyle. Through a mix of poetry, cartoons, essays, interviews, weavings, photographs and technical tips, it conveys the experience of being bamboozled by...

SMC's Highland Scrambles North now available on Rockfax Digital

Over the past year the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) has been working with Rockfax to digitise their back catalogue of climbing guidebooks. Earlier this year Scottish Sport Climbs was added to Rockfax Digital,...

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...

New Scottish Rock on Rockfax Digital

The Scottish Mountaineering Club have released a selection of crags from Scottish Rock Climbs on the...

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

Helen Mort, the multi-award-winning poet and author of Division...

Tears of the Dawn by Jules Lines - 2nd Edition

Julian Lines is one of Britain's most accomplished free solo climbers and over many years has...

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

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


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