Amongst the contributors to this book are a number of authors of note, including John Barry, Martin Moran and Boardman Tasker Award-winner Victor Saunders. Many more have contributed articles to climbing and outdoor magazines.
The editor, Hannah Burrows-Smith is a British Mountain Guide. The daughter of a guide, she is originally from Aviemore, near the Cairngorms, and has spent many years climbing and skiing in the Scottish Highlands and widely throughout Europe.
A Passion for Mountains by Hannah Burrows-Smith
A Passion for Mountains presents a compilation of stories written by members of the British Mountain Guides. Documenting both personal climbing and mountaineering adventures as well as those shared with clients, the stories in this book represent the diversity of the mountain activities these professionals thrive on: from first ascents on British winter cliffs to thought-provoking ascents of north faces in the European Alps, and from the big walls of Yosemite and Patagonia to endurance when facing the challenges of the high Himalaya.
This fascinating account of mountaineering gives an insight into the climbing adventures that contribute to every Guide’s experience, and explores the difficulties that even some of the world’s most experienced mountaineers encounter when making decisions in the mountains.
It gives us a unique perspective into what motivates and drives climbers; where they find fulfilment and reward and at the same time how they deal with failure.