A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotlands ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. With inspirational photographs, the guidebook is both a celebration of the landscape and a practical route guide.
A Londoner by birth - if not inclination - Dan Bailey escaped the Metropolitan gravity field, travelling extensively, and orbiting through Yorkshire, the Lakes and Snowdonia. He has come to rest in Edinburgh, happily settled with a good woman. Half-heartedly bodging all manner of jobs from outdoor retail to industrial abseiling, Dan finally chose to write about travel and mountains, subjects that are close to his heart. It's a meagre living, but the fun outweighs the poverty. His work has featured in Adventure Travel, The Sunday Times, Trail, High, The List, The Sunday Herald and Scotland on Sunday, among others. He has climbed and walked in North and South America, North Africa, Asia and throughout Europe and the UK. He's seen the rest, but still insists that Scotland is the best. Ridges are a particular passion, though having climbed so many for this book he'd now like to climb more deep dank gullies, just for a change of scene.