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Mountain man : 446 mountains, six months, one record-breaking adventure / James Forrest.

By: Forrest, James (Journalist) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Conway, 2019Description: 263 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1844865630; 9781844865635.Subject(s): Forrest, James (Journalist) -- Anecdotes | Mountaineering -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes | Hiking -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes | Hiking | Mountaineering | Great BritainGenre/Form: Anecdotes.DDC classification: 796.522092 Summary: "Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life. From collapsing tents and horrific storms to near-fatal mountaineering mishaps, James endured his fair share of hardship out in the hills. But the good times far outweighed the bad. He slept wild under the stars, met eccentric locals, and exchanged the 21st century social media bubble for a simpler, more peaceful existence. What did he learn along the way? That life is more fulfilling when you switch off your phone and climb a mountain."--Dust jacket.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph , James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months - the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life.

From collapsing tents and horrific storms to near-fatal mountaineering mishaps, James endured his fair share of hardship out in the hills. But the good times far outweighed the bad. He slept wild under the stars, met eccentric locals, and exchanged the 21st century social media bubble for a simpler, more peaceful existence. What did he learn along the way? That life is more fulfilling when you switch off your phone and climb a mountain.

Readers will be inspired and motivated by James's amazing adventure, and so the book concludes with a section on how YOU can achieve your next adventure - whether it's something to get the kids involved in at half term, a fun challenge to tackle solo or with friends, or, like James's, a record-breaking attempt of epic proportions, James will guide you through everything you need to do to plan and execute your adventure, as well as give you some great ideas too.

"Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life. From collapsing tents and horrific storms to near-fatal mountaineering mishaps, James endured his fair share of hardship out in the hills. But the good times far outweighed the bad. He slept wild under the stars, met eccentric locals, and exchanged the 21st century social media bubble for a simpler, more peaceful existence. What did he learn along the way? That life is more fulfilling when you switch off your phone and climb a mountain."--Dust jacket.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Maps (p. vi)
  • Prologue (p. 1)
  • 1 Navigationally Challenged (p. 5)
  • 2 Back on Track (p. 14)
  • 3 Organised Chaos (p. 22)
  • 4 Calamity James (p. 33)
  • 5 A Double-Edged Sword (p. 44)
  • 6 Day Tripper (p. 56)
  • 7 Sleeping Wild (p. 65)
  • 8 Spies, Elephants and a Porsche (p. 74)
  • 9 Hitch'n'hiking (p. 86)
  • 10 A Strange Double Life (p. 101)
  • 11 The Mind of a Peak-Bagger (p. 107)
  • 12 A Cloud in the Heavens (p. 117)
  • 13 The Bog of Eternal Stench (p. 128)
  • 14 Chasing Aliens (p. 139)
  • 15 Sleeping in a Swamp (p. 160)
  • 16 Liam's Mangoes (p. 171)
  • 17 Dodging Bombs (p. 180)
  • 18 Boy Racers and Middle-Finger Salutes (p. 190)
  • 19 Mapless and Clueless (p. 208)
  • 20 A Handsome Crag (p. 220)
  • 21 The Final Summit (p. 227)
  • Epilogue (p. 243)
  • How to Plan Your Own Epic Adventure (p. 249)
  • Glossary (p. 262)