I love this book! At last someone has written a guidebook to the Scottish mountains that is FUN. All the information you could ever want is here, with bang up to date route descriptions of all kinds, from simple walks to hard scrambles. Also, unlike many guides, it doesn't confuse a scramble with something you need a rope on. The attention to detail is impressive, but what makes this particular guide special is the way it is presented.
It's in full colour and has tons of photos overlaid with the names of the mountains and other features so you don't have to check the map to work out what is what. I haven't seen this done since Poucher's old books and it really is a useful feature in a rucksack-friendly guide that you can carry. Best of all, the book `pretends' to have been written by the Go Take A Hike mountaineering club, whose members all have their bit to say about a route. For instance, Needlepoint points out any routefinding problems if cloud should fall, Chilly Willy tells you about winter route conditions. My favourite is Baffies, who is `allergic to exertion' and is a fund of knowledge about nearby tea rooms.
One drawback is that, being chock full of stuff, the book only has room to cover the Southern Highlands, but it is called Volume 1 so I assume more are on their way. Ralph Storer has written a number of guidebooks but this is by far his best one yet. Can't wait to see what Baffies makes of Glen Coe!