This is THE guide to Scottish Winter climbing. Its obvious, an immense amount of effort went into compiling and writing this book. Great pictures, acurate illustrations and descriptions. Andy Nisbet: winter moontin guru!
Winter climbing is a strange, addictive sport and most people who get into it quickly realise that the best place to do it is Scotland. The problem then is that conditions vary enormously, one area might be in condition, another area poor. It's a good idea if the exact location and cliff of a climbing visit to the Highlands is not too fixed but can be chosen late, even on the day. This book lets you do that, it covers every major area likely to be in condition. All the classic routes are there. It's more than just a guide book, it's good to read at home to make plans and lift the spirits - even in summer. Andy Nisbet writes with immense knowledge, useful practical advice and a good style. Clear photodiagrams also help find the climbs and the action photos inspire.
As a winter mountaineer from England this book has enough - of the best - routes in Scotland to last a life time! Comprehensive and with colour topos it is a quality guide covering all the main areas. There may be a few great classics that it misses out in some far off corner of Scotland that come into nick every decade but frankly as a weekend warrior from the South who cares!
A superb book which covers the classics, the new cutting edge and a selection of worthwhile other routes. It isn't an encyclopaedic guide and doesn't pretend to be, but it covers the bases you need. The addition of winter topos alone makes it a worthwhile book to have over and above the usual Glencoe/Ben Nevis/Cairngorm guides.