On This Mountain


Language: English

ISBN: 9781843239161

Current Publication Date: 2008

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 120

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This is a sumptuous celebration of the mountains of Wales.

Scaling verbal and visual heights, it combines pithy writing and striking photography as ten well-known authors explore and explain the appeal of their favourite Welsh hill or peak.

Some of these are well established landmarks on the tourist and mountaineering maps of Wales, others are more remote and private. Some are dramatic, brooding presences, dominating their landscape. Others are more unassuming. But, north or south, east or west, each is a place in the heart as much as a geographical feature.

Ray Wood is world-renowned as a mountaineering photographer and his images give this collection its stunning visual integrity and impact. Complementing the authors’ revelations, the photography allows us to climb each mountain – without safety harness and crampon, without fear of vertigo – leaving us with a breathtaking, not a breathless, experience.

Book contents:
Mynydd Tynybraich by Angharad Price
Mynydd y Gwrhyd by Alun Wyn Bevan
Cader Idris by Bethan Gwanas
The Blorenge by John Barnie
On the Black Ridge by Jim Perrin
Dinas Brân by Jane MacNamee
Y Berwyn by Iolo Williams
Garn Fawr by Mererid Hopwood
Mynydd y Garreg by Ray Gravell
Crib Nantlle by Dylan Iorwerth