Damon Rodwell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Morebattle, Roxburghshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,011,616 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
Garmin eTrex H Handheld GPS Navigator by Garmin
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Took this out on a Search and Rescue exercise in thick coniferous woodland last night. It was perfectly happy in the thick cover, compared to the official team units (Garmin 12, I think) which refused to boot up or lost signal. The gripes - fiddly buttons can't be operated with even thin gloves on, making it a dubious choice for winter use. The other thing - and I'm a GPS newby, so it may well be me rather than the unit - it doesn't seem to provide a real-time grid reference. The only way I could get a fix of my current position was to go into the "Mark" menu each time. If I'm correct, this strikes me as bizarre. I thought the whole idea was that a GPS unit enabled you to pinpoint you… Read more
The Keeper of Teviotdale by Alan G. Brydon
The Keeper of Teviotdale by Alan G. Brydon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I am a Borderer and I have lived in Hawick and this book gripped me from the first page.

The characters are beautifully depicted and I do feel I know all of them personally.

Historical material is skilfully blended with the present day narrative.

I did not want to put it down.

I feel I am the richer for having read this book. I did actually laugh until I cried at one point although like a master craftsman, Mr Brydon leads you from the hilarious to the moving in the turn of a page.
Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Sea&hellip by Jochen Hemmleb
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb read, 27 Feb 2005
This book is excellent. I have been veguely interested in the Mallory / Irvine attempt of 1924, and bought this on an impulse. It is meticulously researched, objectively written, and yet retains amid the rigorous factual content and analysis a compassion and a heart. Where it would be easy to concentrate on the possibility (quite high, it seems) of a successful summit attampt 29 years before Hillary & Tenzing, the writer and contributors give equal weight to the opposite.
Just ordered the 2001 sequel, and look forward to it immensely.

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