Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

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TOP 10

1. Extreme Alpinism (1999) by Mark Twight and James Martin (Mountaineers Books, 21.95[pounds sterling])

I would read this at school, discuss extreme climbing techniques, then walk across Exmoor with a cheap tent and a pack full of Pot Noodles

2. The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters (2003) by Hamish MacInnes (Robinson, 7.99[pounds sterling])

These epic tales prepared me well for my own wonderfully disastrous first mountaineering trip

3. Then We Came to the End (2007) by Joshua Ferris (Penguin, 8.99[pounds sterling])

A reminder of the folly and farce of the modern workplace. To office life what Catch 22 is to war

4. Pedalling to Hawaii (2004) by Stevie Smith (out of print)

I was stunned that someone could cross an ocean in a tiny pedal or rowing boat

5. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002) by Jon McGregor (Bloomsbury, 7.99[pounds sterling]) I firmly believe that there's beauty in the everyday, as this book illustrates so well

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