Mountaineering

The Corbett Almanac

Author: Cameron McNeish

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 9781897784723

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 160

View: 5243

The author details the 220 Corbetts which exist in Scotland. These hills between 2500 and 2999 feet high are amongst the most popular and accessible since they are often a good afternoon's exercise as opposed to the generally more testing and trying Munros which are frequently situated in more extreme terrain. The book covers Scotland on a regional basis, usually around a town which is well suited to accommodating hillwalkers. These areas are: The Southern Uplands; Arrochar; Crianlarich, Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy; Strathyre and Loch Earn; Rannoch and Glen Lyon; Killin; Etive and Glen Coe; Loch Trieg and Loch Ossian; Loch Ericht and Drumochter; Pitlochy, Tarff and Tilt; Cairnwell, Glenshee and Lochnagar; Norther Cairngorms; Southern Cairngorms; Glen Roy, Laggan and Monadhiliath; Loch Lochy; Loch Arkaig and Loch Eil; Ardgour, Moidart and Loch Sheil; Knoydart and Loch Quoich; Glen Sheil; Glen Affric and Strathfarar; Achnashellach, Torridon and Applecross; Dundonnell and Fisherfield; The Fannichs and Ullapool; Assynt and the Far North; The Islands. Gaelic pronunciations are given with Ordnance Survey references, ascent and descent times, maps and stalking information.
Sports & Recreation

The Munros and Tops

A Record-Setting Walk in the Scottish Highlands

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780578237

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 720

When Chris Townsend reached the summit of Ben Hope in Sutherland, he walked his way into the record books. After 118 days in which he had covered more than 1,700 miles and climber over 575,000 feet, he had completed the first single continuous journey of all 277 Munros and 240 Tops in the Scottish Highlands.This is the story of that remarkable walk from the start on Ben More on the Isle of Mull through to the finish, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 18 times. For the author, the real enjoyment of the walk was not in counting up the summits or the miles but in spending week after week in the hills and living in the wilds. In THE MUNROS AND TOPS, Chris Townsend recalls the joys of observing the birds and animals, the trees and flowers, the changing shapes of the hills and the play of light on their slopes. He writes about the complexities of route-finding and the challenge of rugged terrain and of coping with often atrocious weather conditions. Illustrated with photographs taken during the walk, this is a stirring account of a unique achievement.
Sports & Recreation

Munro Almanac

Author: Cameron McNeish

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1330

This guide to all of Scotland's Munros details the new list of 285 peaks and their localities, Gaelic pronunciation, height, and climbing routes with times for both ascent and descent. Maps and photographs illustrate the region with hints on where to stay, OS references and difficulty ratings.
Reference

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571832

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 5200

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
Almanacs, American

Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book

Author: George Edward Plumbe,James Langland,Claude Othello Pike

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: N.A

View: 1920

Almanacs, American

Brooklyn Citizen Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: N.A

View: 1571

Almanacs, American

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac ...

A Book of Information, General of the World, and Special of New York City and Long Island ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: N.A

View: 8579

True Crime

Grim Almanac of Herefordshire

Author: Nicola Sly

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075248219X

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

View: 7099

A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from around the county. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances, and a multitude of mysteries, this almanac explores the darker side of Herefordshire's past. Here are stories of tragedy, torment, and the truly unfortunate with diverse tales of murderers, bodysnatchers, duelists, poachers, rioters, and rebels. Joining them are accounts of tragic suicides, accidents, and bizarre deaths, including William Prosser, who died in Clodock in 1893 as the result of a practical joke; the farmer bitten to death by his horse in 1887; and the young man from Colwall who allegedly sat on a spike. All these, plus tales of fires, catastrophes, explosions, and disasters, are here. Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and readable record of Herefordshire’s grim past. Read on ... if you dare!
Almanacs, American

The Baltimore Sun Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: N.A

View: 9124

Poetry

Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter: Poems

Author: Maryann Corbett

Publisher: Able Muse Press

ISBN: 1927409152

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

View: 4940

Maryann Corbett’s second full-length collection, Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter, draws on profound experience of deep winter in the lived environment, while keeping alive faith that the thaw will come and bring with it the bloom of “uncountable rows of petals.” The themes of this finalist for the 2011 Able Muse Book Award range from the quotidian to the metaphysical. Corbett’s keen eye brings to focus uncommon detail. Her masterful technical repertoire spans received forms, metrical inventiveness, and free verse. This is poetry that amply rewards the reader with its boundless imagination, insight and visionary delight. PRAISE FOR CREDO FOR THE CHECKOUT LINE IN WINTER: The crafted poems in Maryann Corbett’s new book are vibrant. She is a newborn Robert Frost, with a wicked eye for contemporary life. Each poem surprises. Read her poems and feel the howling snow, the mud, and the jubilance of the first warm fertile spring days. —Willis Barnstone What makes Maryann Corbett such a rare, excellent writer must be her talent for weaving together various artistic impulses, so that her poems often sound both traditional and brand new, both humorous and serious, both worldly-wise and, as John Keats once put it, “capable of being in uncertainties.” [She] remains a poet of the first order, and her poems are cause for gratitude, and deep enjoyment. —Peter Campion (from the foreword) Corbett is as comfortable and affecting within the tight confines of the Old English alliterative meter (“Cold Case”) and the Sapphic stanza (“Paint Store”) as she is with her supple blank verse and terza rima. Yet never does her rigorous craft interfere with the thoughtful, insightful content of these poems. A stunning collection, from one of America’s most gifted contemporary poets. —Marilyn L. Taylor Do not dismiss this collection as “domestic poetry,” “women’s verse.” Though grounded in seasonal rhythms and familiar settings, it is as vigorous, as reflective, as important as any man’s. Sharply visual, skillfully and cleverly crafted, her poems draw out essences, “concentrated” and persisting. “Beauty changes us,/ calling up wonder from our deepest selves/ to its right place.” —Catharine Savage Brosman These masterful poems announce themselves as winter pieces, and indeed they are so full of sleet and snow that readers may wish to dress warmly. But Corbett’s winter, a season when “dull forms come in the mail” and we eat “tasteless, stone-hard, gassed tomatoes,” is always lushly haunted by the other seasons, the way a house in one of her poems is fronted by a “three-season porch.” Corbett is one of the best-kept secrets of American poetry, and this is one of the best new collections I’ve read in years. —Geoffrey Brock
History

Grim Almanac of the Black Country

Author: Nicola Sly

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752489526

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6516

A Grim Almanac of the Black Country is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from around the area. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances, and a multitude of murders, this almanac explores the darker side of the Black Country’s past. Here are stories of tragedy, torment, and the truly unfortunate with diverse tales of mining disasters, freak weather, bizarre deaths and terrible accidents, including the gunpowder explosion at a factory in Tipton which claimed nineteen lives in 1922. Also featured is the corpse in West Bromwich that was twice wrongly identified in 1929, the collapse of a concert hall roof in Walsall in 1921, and the two laborers buried in molten glass near Stourbridge in 1893. All these, plus tales of fires, catastrophes, suicides, thefts, and executions, are here. Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and readable record of the Black Country’s grim past. Read on if you dare!
Scotland

Footprint Scotland Handbook

Author: Alan Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900949569

Category: Scotland

Page: 696

View: 7479