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Time on Rock: A Climber's Route into the Mountains

by Anna Fleming

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 6th January 2022, 272 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING

In Time on Rock Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber, she shows us how placing hand and foot on rock becomes a profound new way into the landscape.

Anna takes us from the gritstone rocks of the Peak District and Yorkshire to the gabbro pinnacles of the Cuillin, the slate of North Wales and the high plateau of the Cairngorms. Each landscape, and each type of rock, brings its own challenges and unique pleasures. She also shows us how climbing invites us into the history of a place: geologically, of course, but also culturally.

This book is Anna’s journey of self-discovery, but it is also a guide to losing oneself in the greater majesty of the natural world. With great lyricism she explores how it feels to climb as a woman, the pleasures of the physical demands of climbing, fear and challenge, but more than anything, it is about a joyful connection to the mountains.

Details

Time on Rock: A Climber's Route into the Mountains
by Anna Fleming

ISBN
9781838851767

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Jan. 6, 2022

Dimensions
22.0cm x 14.4cm x 2.7cm

Page count
272 pages