Hostile Habitats, Scotland’s Mountain Environment

A Hillwalkers’ Guide to the Landscape & Wildlife

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Compiled by some of the country’s leading experts in their fields, this book takes an in-depth look at the upland environment of the hillwalker and climber.

There are chapters and identification sections on climate, geology, landscape, plants, animals, birds, insects, human influences and conservation. Published by the Scottish Mountaineering Trust with assistance from Scottish Natural Heritage. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full colour.

Weight 706.00 g


Author of book

Mark Wrightham & Nick Kempe



Publish Date

01 August 2006



Page size

168mm x 244mm



Number of pages


Author description

as a result of correspondence in the Glasgow Herald initiated by William W. Naismith. Although other Scottish clubs existed at this time, recounting their exploits in the SMC Journal, such as the Cairngorm Club, The Scottish Mountaineering Club was formed in Glasgow in 1889, these had only local membership and limited technical aspirations. By contrast, they also placed as a high priority the publication of descriptive guidebooks to the Scottish Climb hills., which has remained in continuous publication from 1890 to the present. From the first

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