The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland

 
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Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay's Round a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours. This book is lavishly illustrated with maps and two sections of delightful colour plates.

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Hill running in Scotland is a tough, daunting, punishing sport but Muir writes about it with such eloquence and passion that he makes you want to drop everything and head for the Highlands. --Daily Mail

A paean of praise for the mountains and the runners who go there. --Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures and Grand Adventures

An excellent book... after reading this I would defy anyone not to want to hit the hills of Scotland. --Athletics Weekly

Inspirational and highly readable, Jonny Muir eloquently describes the mountains and the extraordinary people who run in them. --Claire Maxted

The story of [hill running] in Scotland, charting its evolution over half a century, heralding its characters and the culture that has grown around them, and ultimately capturing the irresistible appeal of running in high places. --FionaOutdoors

About the Author:

Jonny Muir is a successful hill and fell runner in both England and Scotland. He is also the author of three previous books: Heights of Madness (Metro 2009), The UK s County Tops (Cicerone 2011) and Isles at the Edge of the Sea (Sandstone Press 2011). In addition to many other feats he has completed both the Bob Graham Round in England's Lake District and Ramsay s Round in Scotland.

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