Review by Chris Townsend - outdoor writer, photographer, mountaineer and long-distance walker
'Tales of the hills are always interesting and this collection is no exception. The author describes his journey from innocent novice asking what a Munro is before ascending his first, Carn Dearg in the Monadhliath, and realising that cotton trousers and a cheap waterproof are not ideal, to experience climbing of the Cuillin peaks.
The stories involve many others and are entertaining and often humorous. Whilst they're told in a linear fashion this is a book you can dip in and out of as well.
The book is illustrated with the author's drawings and maps and these are delightful. As well as mountain scenes they feature wildlife, skills and plenty of minutiae. At the end of the description of the Carn Dearg ascent there are sketches of all the gear the author is promising himself.'