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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book but not a guide!, 12 Jan 2009
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Christopher Thomas (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Guide to Snowdon (Paperback)
I bought this book thinking it would offer a guide (as the name Suggests) to help me plan a climb up Snowden, and though the book it very good and offers a good insight to the mountain and the area it is by no means a guide.
It is a book offering a lot of information about the history on how the mountain was formed and the uses that the various industries had over the years and offers a brief outline on the walks that are available but they are very brief and would not help you get to the top of the peak.
The little maps that are in the book look like they had been drawn by a ten year old and would be of no use if you had taken this book to the mountain to help you up its peaks.
If you want to know about the history of the area then buy this book but if you are planning a walk then I would look elsewhere, perhaps the Snowdon (OS Explorer Map).
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5.0 out of 5 stars You will enjoy climbing Snowdon all the more after reading this, 10 Nov 2012
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Mark H (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Guide to Snowdon (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this. I've learned so much about a hill I've climbed many times, and will enjoy my subsequent ascents so much more because of it. It's actually a very comprehensive guide book in every area, except perhaps rock climbing, which it covers in a fairly cursory two pages. As a walking guide it covers all the main routes with just the right amount of detail. The maps aren't great, and annoyingly don't include the features mentioned in the route descriptions, but if you carry an Ordnance Survey map, as you should, this doesn't matter. It includes geology and wildlife, but the most interesting sections for me were the ones on the history of Snowdon, which are full of fascinating anecdotes.
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