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The Mountains are Calling


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Full UK marketing campaign by the Sandstone Press in-house team. LONGLISTED: William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2018.

About the Author

Jonny Muir is a successful hill and fell runner in both England and Scotland. He is also the author of three previous books: Heights of Madness (Metro 2009), The UK's County Tops (Cicerone 2011) and Isles at the Edge of the Sea (Sandstone Press 2011). In addition to many other feats he has completed both the Bob Graham Round in England's Lake District and Ramsay's Round in Scotland. @MuirJonny


`A paean of praise for the mountains and the runners who go there.' '-Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures and Grand Adventures; ``Inspirational and highly readable, Jonny Muir eloquently describes the mountains and the extraordinary people who run in them.''-Claire Maxted; `An excellent book... after reading this I would defy anyone not to want to hit the hills of Scotland.'-Athletics Weekly; `A fascinating book that charts the evolution of hill running... The Mountains are Calling not only chronicles the legends and tales of this Cinderella sport of the mountains, but is a passionate appreciation of those wild places that now and then become the arenas for these remarkable athletes.'-Cameron McNeish, WalkHighlands; `Simply inspirational... a book we would without hesitation recommend to anyone who has ever toiled up a mountain in Scotland or the Lake District in pursuit of an elusive summit.'-Undiscovered Scotland; `The story of [hill running] in Scotland, charting its evolution over half a century, heralding its characters and the culture that has grown around them, and ultimately capturing the irresistible appeal of running in high places.'-FionaOutdoors; `Enlightening, captivating and well worth a read.This book is a great choice for any avid runner or nature lover in search of a collection of good tales or simply in need of some motivation.'-The Wee Review; `Hill running in Scotland is a tough, daunting, punishing sport but Muir writes about it with such eloquence and passion that he makes you want to drop everything and head for the Highlands.'-Daily Mail

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