A guide to many of the best routes for ski mountaineers in Scotland and a wonderful source of inspiration. But beware that the photos give a false sense of likely snow cover and weather - the author once told me that it took him some 20 years to gather the photos he used to illustrate a slide show with the same title. My only critisism is the section on equipment which suggests that nordic skis are not really suitable for many of these tours - completely wrong and contradicted by some of the photos (eg Ray Simpson telemarking in Tailors Burn, Ben MacDhuie).
An excellent book this. This is the sort of book (like Tom Patey's One Mans Mountains), that, after you read it, you are immediately fired with enthusiasm and want to go to the places you have just read about. This (Scottish Ski Mountaineering) is a subject with few books - Malcolm Slessers "Scottish Mountains on Ski" is good, although a bit dated re equipment. And out of print! But Donnie Bennets book , like all his writing is first class. (Just as an aside, the late V A Firsoff also wrote extensively on S-M, his "On Ski in the Cairngorms" being particularly good) Even if you never don a pair of touring skis, any outdoorsman worthy of the name will enjoy reading this - and the pics are first class. Buy it!
Bought following quick trip to highlands where weather was bluebird and calm. Photos inspire, descriptions, when viewed with OS map make sense. Whether I will ever be lucky enough to hit the conditions as the book shows remains to be seen. Nevertheless with this in hand I have options.