A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains by Kev Reynolds

By Kev Reynolds

Publish yr note: First released November twenty eighth 2013
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A stroll within the Clouds: 50 Years one of the Mountains is a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative selection of stories and brief tales from Kev Reynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook writer who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century.

These memories path Reyonlds's;journeys via a few of his favourite and so much memorable classes realized at the mountains. the folk met, studies shared, and cultures bridged all through Reynolds' travels make for an attractive learn for hikers and non-hikers alike.

Shadowing Reynolds around the Moroccan Atlas, the Pyrenees trails, the eu Alps, or even the Himalayas supplies the reader the sensation not just of mountain climbing the paths, but additionally of forming the relationships and connections through the international that Reynolds was once in a position to create. This booklet motivates the typical reader to adopt anything they've got by no means performed sooner than simply because, because the reader learns from Reynolds, that's the place the very best studies come from.

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