Présentation de l'éditeur
A quirky and humorous account of a "fictional" outdoor club featuring a tight knit cast of characters and their shifting relationships over several decades from the 1980s to the present day. Part autobiography, part novel, part travellers tale, part unusual love story. It is character driven throughout but all the action and intrigue takes place against a backdrop of stunning mountains, lochs, islands, caves, wild seas: in bothies, hanging off rock climbs, budget skiing trips across city parks, island hopping in boats, kayaks, on foot, and occasionally, underwater throughout the wilder parts of Scotland and Europe. It is both a novel yet also an accurate travel book of places, conditions and landscapes that the author has actually visited with friends over the years and contains a collection of stunning colour photographs that enhance the various chapters to give readers a greater insight to the areas described. Many of these locations are spectacular but little known to the general public and will surprise even keen outdoor enthusiasts of Scottish scenery as they are far removed from the normal tourist hotspots.
A unique and very different memoir full of vivid personalities, unexpected locations, and twisting surprises that should appeal to armchair adventurers and veteran outdoor lovers alike. Bittersweet, poetic, touching, funny and poignant. Although an ordinary urban city dweller and 9 to 5 worker this is snapshots from a life lived outdoors, savoured every weekend and holiday period.