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Mountain High: Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs
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on 21 October 2013
At £12.95, this book feels like an absolute bargain given the quality production and plethora of beautiful photos. The text is insightful and full of interesting history and anecdotes and the gradient profiles for the different routes offers easily digestible information at a glance. It is a truly motivating book, and I cannot wait to attack the ones I have not yet climbed - although some of them do look pretty terrifying !
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on 15 August 2013
General interest? You will enjoy
Cyclist? You will devour this book
Good value fascinating detail and added respect for professional racers
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on 19 January 2015
Recipient very pleased, great photos and descriptions
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on 4 November 2017
Fabulous book. Great delivery time
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on 28 January 2012
This book is everything the book "Tour Climbs" should have been and failed to achieve. A book to read, display and plan trips with. Well done. Highly recommended.
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on 24 February 2017
Whilst a good read, and mildly interesting, ultimately it falls short of its primary purpose as a guide book. Its more like a collection of magazine articles.

The details of the climbs are average with very little detail, the maps are more like sketches and the dialogue, which is brilliant, reads like a magazine article, which is great if you're reading a magazine, but every time I return to it it lacks any real substance for the climb in question, just the authors journalistic approach to the specific climb on a specific day (he is a good journailist).

Ultimately the book fails to deliver, it needs more detail on the routes (lets be honest, there's a lot of folk need to make sure they hit the right strava section, this book will not help you), the narrative would be better off as an historic account rather than a magazine account and more information on which side to approach from and combinations of hills, milestones etc would be useful.

Basically the book is in no man's land, it falls in between practical guide book and glossy informative overview of Europe's great climbs.
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on 15 July 2014
This is the best climbing guide for Europe, but remember this is for Europe so only has a handful of climbs in each area. Each climb comprehensively covered with detailed gradient profiles, routes from all directions on climbs, history and good photos. For climbs for TDF only then the 100 Greatest Climbs book gives many more options, although it is necessarily limited buy its size/format and does not have as complete information.

I have both books and think this is the best way for the greatest detailed coverage.
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on 26 October 2011
I bought this book as a bit of a reference so that I can plan a trip abroad and being a sucker for a bit of pain it's helped me work out the area I will stay in. The pictures are amazing and the detailed description and elevation profile of each climb is very well thought out. Any cyclist that loves climbing will really enjoy this book as it also goes into the history of each climb.

Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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on 17 February 2017
Most useful guide with great pictorial intro's. Something to be on top shelf of a climbing enthusiasts. The gradients are almost 85%accurate. Allow a little difference in reality.
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on 13 December 2013
What a gem!A no nonsense,easy to read and very well written book that does exactly what it says on the cover.A book you can put in your saddlebag and take with you as a reference to aid you in exploring the top 50 mountain climbs in Europe.Well done to the Authors!
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