Wednesday 16 September 2009

New (little) book - Classic Munros: Ben Nevis & the Mamores

Just out is a new little volume in the Classic Munros guidebook series. This one, Ben Nevis & the Mamores, covers 17 Munros in the area, with Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag and the Grey Corries as well as the hills of the title. It's illustrated with photographs by Colin Baxter (also the publisher), Alan Gordon and myself plus maps by Wendy Price. For those who wonder what constitutes a "classic" Munro (the series won't cover every Munro) the answer is that I decide (well, someone has to) and I base my decision both on my opinion of the hill and the quality of possible routes. The previous volumes in the series covered Glen Coe and the Cairngorms. Future ones will cover Skye next spring and the Southern Highlands next summer.


  1. I have a copy of the Cairngorm one and it is a little gem of a book. I always like Bakter's work. Great photos and I will check the other titles out.

  2. Thanks Martin. I hope you like the new book.