Snow & Ice - Winter Mountaineering Routes of Great Britain

From the dramatic ridges of Snowdonia to the frozen gills of the Lake District and the wild mountain peaks of Scotland, this guidebook describes 100 of Britain’s best winter mountaineering routes between grade I and grade III, an inspiring selection of mountain days.

From the dramatic ridges of Snowdonia to the frozen gills of the Lake District and the wild mountain peaks of Scotland, this guidebook describes 100 of Britain’s best winter mountaineering routes between grade I and grade III, an inspiring selection of mountain days, from easy snow gullies to stunning alpine-style ridges, and from roadside water ice to mixed mountain buttress routes, providing clear route descriptions along with annotated topos, detailed topographic maps showing the approaches and descents from each route, and lots of background information.

In addition to the main 100 routes, this book also includes over 150 alternatives in the same grade range, providing options for busy days and variable conditions, and giving a total selection of more than 250 fantastic winter mountaineering days out.

Small enough to put in a rucksack lid without compromising on content, this book provides recommendations for winter campsites and accommodation and local pubs, as well outlining the historical background and the development of winter mountaineering in Britain.

  • Clear area maps, showing the location of all the climbing areas in relation to major towns and roads.
  • Detailed crag maps, showing the location of each climb, and how to get from the parking to the crag.
  • Parking areas are all annotated with a QR code for easy navigation in Google Maps.
  • Nearby pubs and campsites are also described.
  • Full-page topos for every route, with detailed pitch-by-pitch descriptions, approach and descent routes, and background information, as well as alternative routes in the same grade range.
  • Historical notes.

Full colour throughout.

By Lina Arthur.

Card cover, 19cm x 12.5cm, 360 pages.

Published 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-913167-08-0.

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