30% off stocking fillers: Twenty gift ideas for outdoor explorers Product News

Know someone who'd rather be out on the hills than watching Love Actually for the umpteenth time this Christmas? In case you still need to pick up a few stocking fillers, we've created a list of twenty titles, arranged them according to interest and given you a handy 30% off. Just scroll down to the bottom to get the offer code.


1865: The Golden Age of Mountaineering

What's inside? Illustrated with 350 photographs and lavishly produced, this is a documentation of what Reverend W.A.B. Coolidge called the 'golden age of alpinism' – the era of the first great guides and the successful first ascents of the Aiguille Verte, the Matterhorn, and the Brenva face of Mont Blanc.

Perfect for ... Climbers interested in the history of alpinism's greatest era.

1001 Climbing Tips

What's inside? Based on three decades of Andy Kirkpatrick's climbing obsession, this is a massive collection of all those little tips that make a real difference when at the crag, in the mountains or when you are planning your next big trip. The book is broken down into the following sections: Basics, Safety, Big Wall, Ice, Mixed, Mountains and Stuff!

Perfect for ... Anyone after some essential pointers from a man who has spent over thirty years pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond.

Mountaineering in the Pyrenees

What's inside? Author and mountain guide François Laurens has drawn upon his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Pyrenees, and recommendations from other mountaineers, to put together a diverse selection of climbs – many of them accessible from spring to autumn – along the entire Pyrenean chain, from the Mediterranean to the Basque country.

Perfect for … Any mountaineer who enjoys getting off the beaten track to try a diverse range of routes in less-explored environments.

Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges

What's inside? Written by local climbers Jean-Louis Laroche and Florence Lelong, this selection of sixty climbs on forty summits in seventeen areas around the Chamonix valley features established classics and recent additions. Included are Marchand de Sable on the Tour Rouge, the Rébuffat Route on the Aiguille du Midi, and the Frison-Roche route of the south-east face of the Brévent, plus many more.

Perfect for … Mountaineers after a guide to the best variety and quality rock in the Mont Blanc range and on the Aiguilles Rouges.


Winter Walks in the Lake District

What's inside? A collection of enjoyable walks and easy winter climbs designed to make the most of the winter conditions that regularly descend on the Lake District. Local author Stephen Goodwin has selected his favourite cold-weather outings, which all share the magic and exhilaration that snow or even a hoar frost brings to the Lakeland fells.

Perfect for ... Anyone looking to discover the region's best fells walks and snow climbs – both classic and those less-travelled.

Day Walks in Cornwall

What's inside? The book features 20 circular routes between 7.2 and 13.7 miles (11.6km and 22km) in length. Researched and written by experienced authors Jen and Sim Benson, and covering the extremities of this stunning peninsula, the walks reach areas from Bude to the Isles of Scilly, and from Rame Head near Plymouth to Lizard Point on the southernmost tip.

Perfect for … Hillwalkers of all abilities.


North Wales Trail Running

What's inside? This is a comprehensive guide to off-road running across North Wales, including Snowdonia, Anglesey and into the Llŷn Peninsula and the Clwyds, featuring 20 runs 4km to 20.4km in length.

Perfect for … Runners of all abilities looking to explore North Wales via diverse and scenic routes curated by a local expert.

Brecon Beacons Trail Running

What's inside? A comprehensive guide to off-road running across the national park, including the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons themselves and the Black Mountain. With 20 runs from 5.3km to 17.5km in length.

Perfect for … Runners of all abilities who want to explore the stunning mountainous scenery through the hills and valleys of South Wales.


Alps Mountain Biking

What's inside? A guide to the western Alps. The book reveals epic rocky descents, high-altitude blasts and hidden Alpine singletrack, all set against a backdrop of snowy peaks, pine forests and clear blue skies. This is some of the greatest singletrack, enduro and downhill riding the mountains have to offer.

Perfect for … Mountain bikers of all tastes and abilities who want to plan a great riding trip in the Alps.

Great Britain Mountain Biking

What's inside? A comprehensive area-by-area guide to the best of British mountain biking. Authors Tom Fenton and Andy McCandlish have compiled everything you need to know about the best places to ride mountain bikes in England, Scotland and Wales – the ideal companion for planning weekends away.

Perfect for … Mountain bikers after a go-to guide covering the best routes Britain has to offer.


The Year

What's inside? In 1939 British cyclist Tommy Godwin cycled 75,065 miles in a single year – an average of over 200 miles each day. And it's a benchmark that stood for almost eighty years until it was surpassed in 2016 by U.S. cyclist Kurt Seavogel. In The Year, Dave Barter resurrects the legend of the year record – a challenge nearly as old as bicycles themselves – and the cyclists who pushed themselves to establish and break it.

Perfect for … Road biking and cycling fanatics, and anyone interested in endurance sports, cycling heritage and human-interest stories.

A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire

What's inside? In July 2014 the greatest cycle race in the world visits God's Own County of Yorkshire. The 101st edition of Le Tour De France starts in Leeds and spends two days cycling over 240 miles through the county.

Inspired by Yorkshire's wonderful landscape and history A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire is an illustrated guide to the route of Le Tour Yorkshire, by cyclist, writer and artist Heather Dawe.

Perfect for ... Any cycling, Tour de France or Yorkshire aficionado.


Kinder Scout

What's inside? In this unique collaboration John Beatty and Ed Douglas reveal the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.

Perfect for ... Anybody who has grown up around the Peak District and wants to know more about the mountain's varied history.

Wild Light

What's inside? A stunning panoramic exploration of the Scottish landscape by photographer Craig Aitchison, winner of the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Perfect for … Anyone who treasures the Scottish mountain landscape.

Extreme Scotland

What's inside? Award-winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan takes us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland's epic mountain landscape.

Perfect for ... Photography lovers who'd like to own a collection of works by and gain insights from one of the UK's forefront adventure sports photographers.

The Water Vole

What's inside? In The Water Vole, author Christine Gregory draws on her years of painstaking research into the water voles' decline and offers a unique insight into their lives along many of the watercourses of Derbyshire.

Perfect for … People who love these appealing little creatures and have a passion for conservation of indigenous species.


Quest into the Unknown

What's inside? Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway's Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, 'One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers'. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now used universally by every climber in the world. He founded the company Troll Climbing Equipment but never stopped exploring. Quest into the Unknown is his story.

Perfect for ... A must read for anyone who has ever done any climbing, mountaineering or walking in wilder places and enjoys exploring or reading about varied landscapes, cultures and their peoples.

The Darkness Beckons

What's inside? Martyn Farr's The Darkness Beckons charts the history and development of cave diving, from early underwater expeditions in France in the late nineteenth century, through to cutting-edge dives across the globe, where iron-willed individuals are pushing the limits of equipment and techniques in the pursuit of exploration.

Perfect for ... Anyone with an interest in exploration and adventure looking for a truly inspirational read.


Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite!

What's inside? Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite! by bestselling children's author Matt Dickinson is a funny, non-stop action-adventure story about four squirrels who dive in to all sorts of mischief and chaos in the pursuit of a delicious new foodstuff: popcorn.

Perfect for ... Readers aged six plus who love stories that turn out a bit silly.


What's inside? Award-winning children's author Ruth Eastham weaves twists, turns and adventures into the rollercoaster ride that is Arrowhead: aspects of Norse mythology, the importance of friendship and teamwork, race-against-the-clock tension, and terror as the world as you know it is turned upside down.

Perfect for ... Readers aged eight to twelve with a taste for adventure.

Get 30% off any of these books when you buy direct from Vertebrate. Just enter code STOCKUP at checkout. Free postage on all UK mainland orders. Offer ends 9 December 2019. Happy holidays!

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