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Best of: Books to read for adventure and inspiration

Written by Fiona

March 18 2020

Here is a list of books in no particular order that are about adventure and the great outdoors. They all aim to inspire and motivate others to get outdoors more, or they tell incredible stories.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Wild Guide Scotland by Kimberley Grant, David Cooper & Richard Gaston
Islandeering by Lisa Drewe
The Big Rounds by David Lintern
Just Another Mountain: A Memoir by Sarah Jane Douglas.
NEW BOOK: Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes by Helen Ochyra
Scottish Island Bagging by Helen and Paul Webster
Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
There’s Always the Hills by Cameron McNeish
Wild Running by Jen and Sim Benson
Scottish Trail Running by Susie Allison
Explore the Munros by Robert Wight
Mountains of the Moon: Lunar Nights on Scotland’s High Peaks by Alan Rowan

Three classic books

In High Places by Dougal Haston
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

And 6 more books about walking and cycling in Scotland.

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