A classic of mountain writing, this book takes you into the bothies, howffs and dosses on the Scottish hills as Fishgut Mac, Desperate Dan and Stumpy the Big Yin stalk hill and public house, evading gamekeepers and Royalty.
Acknowledged as a classic of mountain writing, this book takes you into the bothies, howffs and dosses on the Scottish hills as Fishgut Mac, Desperate Dan and Stumpy the Big Yin stalk hill and public house, evading gamekeepers and Royalty.
'The ideal book for nostalgic hillwalkers and climbers of the '60s, even just the armchair and public house variety... humorous, entertaining, informative, written by two men with obvious expertise, knowledge and love of their subject.' - SCOTS INDEPENDENT 'The doings, sayings, incongruities and idiosyncracies of the denizens of the bothy underworld... An authentic picture of this part of the climbing scene in latter-day Scotland, which like any good picture, will increase in charm over the years.' - IAIN SMART, SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEERING CLUB JOURNAL '[This] must be the only complete dosser's guide ever put together.' - ALISTAIR BORTHWICK, author of the immortal 1930s classic, Always a Little Further
About Dave Brown
DAVE BROWN started climbing in 1960, spending much of his formative years in the Trossachs, the Arrochar Alps and Glencoe, where he met some of the great characters of the early climbing scene. He worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School as a senior instructor and lator with the British Columbia Outward School. As well as articles in the climbing press, Dave has also co-authored (with Ian) the 1991 Boardman-Tasker Prize winning book of climbing tales, A View from the Ridge, recently re-published by Luath Press. IAN R. MITCHELL started climbing and walking in the cairngorms in the 1960s. He has an extensive knowledge of the Scottish mountains and has also scaled peaks in Iceland, Norway, the Pyrenees, Morocco and the Austrian Alps. Ian also broke free from a career in Further Education to pursue his dream of writing full-time. He is the author of eight books on mountain themes including Scotland's Mountains Before The Mountaineers (1998), for which he won the Outdoor Writer's Guild Award for Excellence, and On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands (2000), both published by Luath Press.
Mountain Days & Bothy Nights by Dave Brown
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Luath Press Ltd
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