Time on Rock: A Climber’s Route into the Mountains

Anna Fleming

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 6th Jan '22

£16.99

A rock-climber’s eye view of the natural world, tracing a geological and personal journey across the British Isles over ten years

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SKU: 9781838851767

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITINGIn Time on Rock Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber, she shows us how placing hand and foot on rock becomes a profound new way into the landscape.Anna takes us from the gritstone rocks of the Peak District and Yorkshire to the gabbro pinnacles of the Cuillin, the slate of North Wales and the high plateau of the Cairngorms. Each landscape, and each type of rock, brings its own challenges and unique pleasures. She also shows us how climbing invites us into the history of a place: geologically, of course, but also culturally. This book is Anna’s journey of self-discovery, but it is also a guide to losing oneself in the greater majesty of the natural world. With great lyricism she explores how it feels to climb as a woman, the pleasures of the physical demands of climbing, fear and challenge, but more than anything, it is about a joyful connection to the mountains.

Additional information

Weight 0.388 kg
Dimensions 27 × 144 × 220 mm
Page Count 272