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Are you passionate about walking and climbing, perhaps in areas such as Scotland and the English Lake District? Or do you simply have a curiosity about those activities and those places? Points of Contact is the book for you.

Knitting geology, history, and meteorology into an illuminating exploration of the world of fell and hill walking, it is by turns descriptive, humorous, and poetic.

Points of Contact reveals that you may have stayed at the Sybarites' Base without realizing it or suffered under the Spartan Assumption but not known it by that name. Small hills might not interest you, yet you should read about the Bonsai Peaks to know what you are missing. What has Scotland's An Teallach got that Everest hasn't? How is Franz Kafka relevant to mountaineering and what is a 'Bad K-Sequence'? Would you like to discover the hidden and inner significance of walking kit and equipment?

In considering these and other questions, Points of Contact draws on Mick Harney's years of mountain exploration to create a seamless and entertaining whole exploring the multi-faceted world of fell and hill walking. This book provides vivid insights into the hill and mountain experience, articulating fresh and thought-provoking perspectives upon its deeper meanings.

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