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Read and Walk with care
on 7 April 2003
This is a very useful pocket guide to the best Scottish mountain walks. The author has put in ingenious tabulated guides to difficulty, under the headings of Grade, Terrain, Navigation and Seriousness, and has packed a great deal of information into a small paperback.
However, I agree with the other readers who find his routes tricky to follow. The first one I did involved following a very broken down stalker's path. I used to love to follow these ingeniously devised old routes, but in this case the path was collapsing and I suddenly ended up rolling uncontrollably down a bank into a river and came to rest with my head a few inches from a large boulder! Had a sore ankle for a week or two, but luckily it was the last day of my holiday!
Ralph Storer is quite inspiring, so I shall try some more on my next Scottish trip, but with some caution.