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Cicerone Guides: Island of Rhum: A Guide for Walkers, Climbers and Visitors

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Hamish M Brown

100 pages, B/w photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 1988 | Edition: 2 | #33743 | ISBN: 1852840021
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About this book

This is a guide for walkers, climbers and visitors. It departs from most climbing guides by giving information on a range of topics. Rhum, being an important National Nature Reserve, is different from (and finer than) most areas where we perform our rock antics, and as such should appeal to a greater range of visitors. The Inner Hebridean Island of Rhum is still an island of mystery to many people, perhaps because the memory still lingers of former landed gentry who discouraged visitors by every means possible. It is an island which delightfully combines interest for both climber and naturalist. The Nature Conservancy Council bought the island in 1957 and now manages it as a National Nature Reserve.


Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL Introduction Names Situation The Nature Conservancy Access Accommodation Internal travel Rainfall Nature trails The farm Wild animals Red deer Ornithology Forestation Vegetation and Flora Geology History Voluntary working PART TWO: MOUNTAINEERING Guidelines Hill walking, The Main Ridges Traverse Rock Climbing Notes: Gradings, descriptions, historical Barkeval Hallival Askival Trollaval Ruinsival Ainshval to Sgurr nan Gillean Climbs in other areas Climbs on the Island of Eigg New Routes Bibliography

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Biography

Hamish M Brown is a professional writer, lecturer and photographer specialising in mountain, outdoor and travel topics, topography, prehistoric sites, historical interests and travel worldwide. He has written or edited over 20 books, ranging from poem (his own and anthologies) and short stories, well- researched and illustrated guidebooks, to narratives on major expeditions (Munros in a single trip, the Groat's End Walk, Atlas end- to- end). He has also appeared on radio and TV.. He was given an MBE and a fellowship of the RSGS in 2000 and is an Honorary D. Litt at St Andrew's University. Hamish is a frequent contributor to the press, as diverse as Tetley Tea Card, postcard for the British Museum, In Flight Magazines, the Financial Times, Grove's Dictionary of Music, Countryman, Skye Views and Starkers!

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