Unknown Pleasures by Andy Kirkpatrick
Andy Kirkpatrick's new book, Unknown Pleasures, is now available to pre-order.
Celebrating climbing in Scotland’s wild places, this major new publication delves deep into the heart of some of the oldest mountains on Earth.
Guy Robertson and Adrian Crofton have compiled firsthand accounts from many of Scottish mountaineering’s great writers and climbers, recounting historic achievements and notorious misadventures. The crags are the tallest, steepest and most majestic anywhere in the British Isles, and always a good hike from the nearest road. Many of them are described and illustrated here in detail for the very first time.
Contained amongst the pages are some treasures: schoolboy Dave MacLeod soloing on The Cobbler in winter, Grant Farquhar’s recollections of a cherished first ascent on the Great Prow of Skye’s Blà Bheinn, and Brian Davison’s fifteen-year waiting game for the first winter ascent of Mort on the Tough-Brown Face of Lochnagar.
The book features unique contributions from, amongst others, Nick Bullock, Rick Campbell, Jason Currie, Brian Davison, Kevin Howett, Julian Lines, Martin Moran, Andy Nisbet, Simon Richardson and Tony Stone. Each section is accompanied by an original poem by Stuart B. Campbell, and renowned author and mountaineer Andy Cave has contributed the foreword.