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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • A social, economic and cultural history of British rock climbing and mountaineering charting the conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of those who have shaped its development over 200 years. Today's climbers share a desire to escape from urban society but what makes them take that unjustifiable risk? Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • A social, economic and cultural history of British rock climbing and mountaineering charting the conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of those who have shaped its development over 200 years. Today's climbers share a desire to escape from urban society but what makes them take that unjustifiable risk? Read more
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Unjustifiable Risk?
  • To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lonely Planet`s Best in Travel 2018
  • Our annual bestseller, Lonely Planet`s Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet`s staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year`s worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable - and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fishnet
  • Twenty-year-old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona`s flat and disappears.Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona`s existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona worked as a prostitute. Determined to uncover the truth, Fiona embarks on a quest to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hong Kong and Macau Marco Polo Guide
  • Marco Polo Hong Kong: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Hong Kong`s attractions with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with `Best Of` recommendations. Find hotels and restaurants, check out the city`s trendiest places and nightlife scene. There are tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget as well as... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pen & Sword Books: Battleground Military Guides
  • The acclaimed “Battleground” series from the renowned military publishers Pen & Sword provides an extensive range of titles describing specific battles, particularly during the two World Wars. Well written and illustrated with contemporary photos, drawings and maps, the books give much more detailed and vivid descriptions than found in more... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Somerville`s 100 Best Walks
  • Christopher Somerville’s 100 Best Walks presents a personal selection of his favourite hikes within Britain from his long-running Daily Telegraph series. Read individually, they brilliantly evoke people, places, moods and reflections. As a collection, they take the reader on a unique adventure through Britain’s townscapes and countryside.Laid... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Somerville's 100 Best Walks
  • Christopher Somerville has been walking, exploring and writing all over the world for 30 years, for the last 15 as the Walking Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph . Christopher Somerville's 100 Best Walks presents a personal selection of his best walks. Read individually they are a wealth of evocative observations of people, places, moods and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Somerville's 100 Best Walks
  • Christopher Somerville has been walking, exploring and writing all over the world for 30 years, for the last 15 as the Walking Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph . Christopher Somerville's 100 Best Walks presents a personal selection of his best walks. Read individually they are a wealth of evocative observations of people, places, moods and... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter: A Comic Novel
  • Alan Stoob, hero of this hilarious novel has been described as a new member of the great pantheon of British comic characters - genus awkward old bastard - that already includes Mr Micawber, Mr Pooter and Captain Mainwairing. Originally a Twitter sensation, whose fans include India Knight and Dara O`Brien, he now walks the pages of this book... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Rain
  • Walking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.Within these pages, you will... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hike Cape Town: Top Day Trails in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
  • This new, full-colour guide to the top day trails of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula - the heart of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site - has something for everyone. There are flat walks along the Sea Point Promenade, the Golden Mile between Muizenberg and St James and through the Urban Park for those looking for easy strolls, while... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • A Geisha`s Journey - My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice
  • This is the story of a contemporary Japanese teenager who, in a search for an identity, became fascinated with the world of geisha, and discovered in herself the will and the commitment to embark on the many years of apprenticeship necessary to become one. It is also the story of a young Japanese photographer who grew up overseas, and who also... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • We Should All be Feminists
  • A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of `Americanah` and `Half of a Yellow Sun`, based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does ”feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking Palestine: 25 Journeys Into the West Bank
  • Walk the plains and hills of Burqin, Jenin and Zebabde; experience the the cool springs of al-Bidaan; explore the tides of empire at charming Sebastia; indulge in Palestinian food, beer and hospitality in Taybeh and Birzeit; wander about in Palestine’s most colourful wadis around Aboud; descend through spectacular wadis towards the lows of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Way of a Pilgrim: Candid Tales of a Wanderer to His Spiritual Father
  • By the mercy of God I am a Christian, by my deeds a great sinner, by calling a homeless wanderer of the lowliest origins, roaming from place to place. Here, see my belongings: a bag of dry crusts on my back and the Holy Bible in my breast pocket; that`s it.In 1884 there appeared in Russia a slim volume containing four short tales. They told of... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Haacht - Rotselaar
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Global Mapping Magnetic Fridge Map of the World
  • One of our best-selling maps of the world is now available to stick on your fridge, or any other magnetic surface.At a scale of 1:100,000,000 this wonderful fridge magnet measures 25.5x41.5cm and is flexibly made to simply peel on and peel off whenever you wish to display it.Bright, colourful and informative, this quirky magnetic World map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Deinze NGI Topo 21/7-8
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 21/7-8 Topo25 Deinze | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten, bijvoorbeeld in het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Wel moet u bedenken dat op deze kaarten wandelroutes als zodanig niet staan ingetekend. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bievre - Redu
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart 64/1-2 Bievre - Redu | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten in met name het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden, paden en brandgangen. Hoogtelijnen maken het mogelijk de moeilijkheidsgraad van een... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Herzele - Ninove
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Insight Pocket World Atlas Exclusive Edition Ebony
  • Insight Pocket World Atlas Exclusive Edition (Ebony) is bound in a moleskine-style finish, and comes with elastic fastener, satin page marker and an expanding notes pocket. Indexed with 20,000 place names, a Nations of the World section contains flags, facts and figures on the 196 sovereign nations of the world.Mapping is generally reproduced... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pussemange - Sugny
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart 66/3-4 Pussemange - Sugny | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten in met name het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden, paden en brandgangen. Hoogtelijnen maken het mogelijk de moeilijkheidsgraad van een... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vielsalm - Recht
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart 56/1-2 Vielsalm - Recht | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten in met name het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden, paden en brandgangen. Hoogtelijnen maken het mogelijk de moeilijkheidsgraad van een... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Huldenberg - Grez-Doiceau
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: Tabacco 25K Maps of the Regional Parks in South Tyrol
  • Protected areas of South Tyrol (Alto Adige) region of Italy in a series of hiking maps at 1:25,000 from Tabacco, with additional descriptions of geology, fauna and flora, selected routes, etc, all in Italian only, illustrated with numerous photos.The maps have similar cartography to Tabacco’s other, more popular series at 1:25,000, with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tongeren - Herderen
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 34/5-6 Tongeren - Herderen - Bassenge | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten, bijvoorbeeld in het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Wel moet u bedenken dat op deze kaarten wandelroutes als zodanig niet staan ingetekend. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Champlon - La Roche-en-Ardenne
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart 60/1-2 Champlon - La Roche en Ardenne | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten in met name het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden, paden en brandgangen. Hoogtelijnen maken het mogelijk de moeilijkheidsgraad van een... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rumes - Tournai 20K NGI Belgium Survey Map No. 37-5-6
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Topografische kaart 37/5-6 Rumes - Tournai - Blandain | NGI
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie. Deze kaart is bijzonder geschikt voor wandeltochten, bijvoorbeeld in het heuvelachtige gebied van de Ardennen. Wel moet u bedenken dat op deze kaarten wandelroutes als zodanig niet staan ingetekend. Voorzien van alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen, waterlopen, bosgebieden,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Middelkerke - Oostende
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mons NGI Topographic Map 45 - WWI Battlefields
  • Mons, map No. 45 in the topographic survey of Belgium at 1:50,000 covering the area of the Battle of Mons, British Army’s first major engagement in World War I in August 1914. The Mons - Condé Canal runs across the middle of the map and coverage includes Obourg where Private John Parr became the first British soldier to be killed in the war.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart - Wandelkaart 45 Topo50 Bergen – Mons | NGI
  • Topografische kaart van een deel van Belgie, zie overzicht voor de juiste lokatie. Veel details met alle noodzakelijke informatie als hoogtelijnen, helder kleurgebruik voor onderscheid in bos, agrarische gebied, heide etc. Met grid, dus GPS toepasbaar. Het is een zuiver topografische kaart, de bewandelbare paden staan wel met lijntjes... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - fotoreis Lisboa, Serra de Aires en Alentejo
  • Prachtige fotografiereis langs de mooiste plekken van Centraal Portugal. Het wordt een gevarieerde reis langs fotogenieke plaatsen als Lissabon, Óbidos en (Unesco World Heritage site) Évora. Van vissershaventjes tot de kurkeiken van de Alentejo, van de spectaculaire kust bij Cascais tot kastelen in Sintra: veel gezichten van Portugal zullen... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Canada - The Spell of the Yukon
  • Reis in het voetspoor van goudzoekers en pioniers met in je achterhoofd de 'Goldrush' van 1898 in de Klondike, Yukon Territory, Noord-Canada. Kies niet voor een combi van Alaska en Yukon maar doe alleen Yukon. Dan beperk je de kilometers. Een fantastische roadtrip over verharde en onverharde wegen, door een leeg en onbewoond land waar het wild... Read more
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  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:33:01
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
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    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

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  • Jeannette 2013-04-28 21:00:07
  • Suitable beginner trails for longer hike -3-6 weeks
  • What would be a recommended trail for beginners. We are considering the Camino due to the supportive infrastructure, so we can start with light loads, and that it does not require hanging from cliffs by your fingernails.We have heard it it extremely crowded but are planning to travel late Sept/Oct so maybe we are ok on that front, Any other trails we ought to consider - anywhere on the planet that give more peaceful experiences?

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