Sandstone Press

Walking the Song by Hamish Brown

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910985588
Publication Date: 16/03/2017
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Walking the Song

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown has been an outdoorsman for more than sixty years. The first person to complete an uninterrupted round of Scotland’s Munros, his account of the feat in Hamish’s Mountain Walk is a classic of Scottish mountain literature. Throughout those years he has contributed articles and essays to many journals and, in this selection, he presents not an autobiography or some overview of life, but a very personal record of his many journeys and interests from his ‘dancing days of spring’ to his present, very active, later life.

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Hamish Brown is a legendary climber, walker, traveller and author. He is the author and editor of many books, including Tom Weir, an anthology of work selected from throughout the great man’s life...

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‘Hamish Brown is a legend in UK backpacking circles... While this book is about so much more, I think it’s no stretch to say that Hamish Brown’s tales in Walking the Song animate the spirit of the [Great Outdoors] Challenge: skill, respect for the outdoors and the environment, grand adventures, and friendship.’
-The Great Outdoors Magazine

‘Inimitable... some of his best writing.’
-Martin Moran, Higher Ground

‘Eloquent and evocative.’
-Keith Partridge, The Adventure Game

‘'For anyone who, like Brown, has “always heard the two mighty voices (hills and sea) and been addicted to travelling afoot”, this is essential reading.'’
-The Scotsman

‘Like life, it is pellucid and exhilarating...’
-The National

‘Brings its author to life in a way that those who know him from his Scottish exploits will find revelationary...’
-Undiscovered Scotland

‘This absorbing little book is an anthology to be sampled at random as it ranges far and wide...’
-Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal