Eric Shipton

Mountains of Tartary

In Undiscovered Scotland climbing and mountaineer W.H. Murray transports the reader to the wilds of Scotland, exploring the hills and climbing on ice, rock and snow. Murray, a former prisoner of war, is relishing his freedom — all the sweeter following his captivity — and we follow him on his adventures in Scotland to the Isle of Rum, Skye, Glencoe and the Cuillin as he enjoys the fellowship, struggles, pleasures and beauty which mountain climbing bestows upon him. Here are the joys of the high mountains, the sun glinting on burn pools, and the peace of wilderness evenings.
Undiscovered Scotland is Murray’s second book. Like his first, Mountaineering in Scotland, it is hailed as one of the great classics of mountain literature; poetic and inspirational for any keen climber, walker or mountaineer, even the armchair kind.
‘The touch of wind on the cheek, rocks, the smell of pines and bog-myrtle, morning dew and the song of water, snow-ridges in sun, tall trees and corries. Let us see their beauty and remember … ’
273 printed pages
Original publication


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