The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland (Paperback)
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The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland (Paperback)

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Paperback 350 Pages / Published: 12/02/2019
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The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay's Round - a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours. This book is lavishly illustrated with maps and two sections of delightful colour plates.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781912240630
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm


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'Hill running in Scotland is a tough, daunting, punishing sport but Muir writes about it with such eloquence and passion that he makes you want to drop everything and head for the Highlands.'

* Daily Mail *

'Hill running in Scotland is a tough, daunting, punishing sport but Muir writes about it with such eloquence and passion that he makes you want to drop everything and head for the Highlands.'

* Daily Mail *

'A paean of praise for the mountains and the runners who go there.'

* Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures and Grand Adventures *

''Inspirational and highly readable, Jonny Muir eloquently describes the mountains and the extraordinary people who run in them.''

* Claire Maxted *

'An excellent book... after reading this I would defy anyone not to want to hit the hills of Scotland.'

* Athletics Weekly *

'A fascinating book that charts the evolution of hill running... The Mountains are Calling not only chronicles the legends and tales of this Cinderella sport of the mountains, but is a passionate appreciation of those wild places that now and then become the arenas for these remarkable athletes.'

* Cameron McNeish, WalkHighlands *

'Simply inspirational... a book we would without hesitation recommend to anyone who has ever toiled up a mountain in Scotland or the Lake District in pursuit of an elusive summit.'

* Undiscovered Scotland *

'The story of [hill running] in Scotland, charting its evolution over half a century, heralding its characters and the culture that has grown around them, and ultimately capturing the irresistible appeal of running in high places.'

* FionaOutdoors *

'Enlightening, captivating and well worth a read.This book is a great choice for any avid runner or nature lover in search of a collection of good tales or simply in need of some motivation.'

* The Wee Review *

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“The Mountains Are Calling by Jonny Muir”

A fascinating book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Jonny's knowledge of and more importantly understanding of our beautiful British hill and mountain ranges is reflected throughout the text. The many... More

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“Simply a fantastic book!”

This is a great book that I found difficult to put down! The many wonderful stories, based in Scotland, one of the worlds most beautiful countries, provides inspiration whether you are a runner or not. I got the hill... More

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