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A Pictorial Guide to the Mountains of Snowdonia, Volume 4: The Southern Peaks

Geology GuideOut of Print

Series: A Pictoral Guide to the Mountains of Snowdonia Volume: 4

By: John Gillham

304 pages, col illus, maps

Frances Lincoln Ltd

Paperback | Mar 2011 | #189053 | ISBN-13: 9780711231368
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The Southern Peaks encompases the ranges of Cadair Idris, which rises from the sandbars and surf of the Mawddach Estuary like great walls of splintered rock; the neighbouring Tarren and Dyfi Hills, where hard Ordovician rock meets soft Silurian shale, and the fine Aran ridges high above the fields and lake of Bala.

Impressed by the sheer amount of information in two such relatively slim volumes. Outdoors Magic The beauty of the series is the depth and choice. Unlike other books, that compromise and short change you by squeezing into a single volume, this sprawls out like a range describing every significant peak and the many ways of linking them together. Not just a route up and down but full a la carte choice to plan the expedition you want. What I like is the balance between interesting information and details of navigation. I think John Gillham has got it right. This comprehensive and engaging volume features beautiful colour photography and route drawings. It's enthusiastically written, easy to read and informative. Country & Border Life

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John Gillham has been a full-time writer, illustrator and photographer since 1989.

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