£10.36
  • RRP: £12.95
  • You Save: £2.59 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Scrambles in Lochaber: A Guide to Scrambles in and Around Lochaber Including Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (Cicerone Guide) Paperback – 1 Jan 1996


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 1 Jan 1996
"Please retry"
£10.36
£4.98 £3.91

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat Navs

    Plan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.


Frequently Bought Together

Scrambles in Lochaber: A Guide to Scrambles in and Around Lochaber Including Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (Cicerone Guide) + Scotland's Mountain Ridges: Scrambling, Mountaineering and Climbing - the Best Routes for Summer and Winter (Cicerone Guides)
Price For Both: £25.52

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852842342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852842345
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 1.5 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom, Edinburgh on 11 April 2012
Verified Purchase
This book is referenced by many more recent guides and I bought it thinking it would be a definitive guide to some classic scrambles like Ledge Route and Annoch Eagach.

My first impressions are disappointing, particularly with regard to production values. The book was first published in 1996 and has been reprinted several times but the 1996 vintage really shows. The photography is limited and very poor by modern standards - black and white pictures and a few low quality colour snapshots of people in quaint 1990's vintage equipment. Even the printing is far less crisp than in modern Cicerone guides. Often pictures are a long way from the corresponding text. The book is also shorter than more modern titles in the Cicerone series.

The description of each scramble is mainly text and difficult to follow unless you are actually standing in front of the rock. The textual descriptions might be good on the hill but without sufficient photographs and diagrams they are less helpful before you get there. There is also the question of how much has changed since 1996 and whether the descriptions are still reliable.

For the well known scrambles the book does not add much to better presented information in newer books by Ronald Turnbull and Dan Baillie and websites like UKC/UKH. It may be useful for more esoteric routes and for those with a nostalgic interest looking for a 'classic' text for their library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By philip r brenan on 12 Mar 2011
I did most of the scrambles described in this book and admit they are good fun, but perhaps not quite as much fun as the ones described by Noel Williams in his other book: Scrambles on Skye. The Scrambles of Lochaber, with notable exceptions, tend to be wetter, grassier, greasier, shorter than their Skye counterparts, while being more difficult to get to. This guide also tends to lack the beautifully understated prose such as "to find yourself in a fine position" when you suddenly discover a five hundred meter deep chasm under your feet on Sgurr Feahdhan, or the gripping background history of exploration by the early pioneers that lends such a hallowed atmosphere to the Skye experience. Never-the-less, I carried this book, plus three pairs of shoes and two hats on my solo of Tower Ridge, I consulted it gratefully in the Moss Garden a third of the way up and took its advice on the Eastern passage. Lost in the mist on a mountain whose name I have forgotten, I read this book carefully to discover that one should not venture out without a compass, happily this defect in my equipment took long enough to discover for the mist to clear, but I did subsequently take this book's advice on this subject in the future. I climbed Buchaille Etive Mor by various routes followings its precepts and on one such trip witnessed Mountain Rescue in action on its North East Face: being shadowed by a large, earth shaking, wind chopping, summer into winter making helicopter; while halfway up the Crowberry Ridge I was overtaken by four silent high speed climbers of grim visage with enormous rucksacks upon their backs, one of whom, as I witnessed his ability to direct the whole rescue with no more than ten words said, I took (perhaps incorrectly) to be the loquacious author of this volume rescuing one of his readers.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Turnbull on 4 July 2008
I've been using this book since 1996, and no other book has contributed more to my fun on Scottish mountains. It covers all mountains within 45km of Fort William, so not just Ben Nevis and Glen Coe but also Cruachan, the Saddle, Ben Alder etc etc. While there are classics like Aonach Eagach and Ledge Route, there are also many excellent scrambles that seem to have been undiscovered before this book.
The route descriptions are clear, and the book uses the standard grading system grade 1 to grade 3(S). The photos are okay, but I guess will be much more glamorous and numerous in more recent editions than my 1996 one.
The Giants Staircase in the Grey Corries is one superb scramble (grade 2).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Gerry Lynch on 4 Sep 2014
Verified Purchase
A very useful guide, just a pity it doesn't give the distance/height gain of the routes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback