A truly inspiring read
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
A marvellous, distinguished book that jolted my heart ... It simply fizzes with insights into the sublime madness of mountaineering
A gripping history of man's irresistible and sometimes fatal attraction to big hills
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Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness?
In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.
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‘The best writers rose to the challenge by seeking not originality of destination, but originality of form.’