Scotland is a mountainous country with a wide variety of wild landscapes: there are the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands, the great granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, the steep castellated rock peaks of Torridon and the jagged narrow aretes and spires of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. Two hundred and eight four of the summits reach 3,000 feet or more; these are the Munros, the ascent of which is the aim of many walkers. The Scottish hills also have splendid pine forests, beautiful lochs, deep glens, rushing rivers; a magnificent northern landscape. Whether you are planning a day scramble or a long-distance walk, Scotland World's Mountain Ranges guide has the information the independent mountain lover needs.-Area by area descriptions of the Scottish mountains from south to north help the reader identify the best locations for hill walking, mountaineering and ski touring.-Classic ascents and walks are described, from scrambles up Ben Nevis to ski tours in the Cairngorms.-Information on accommodation, maps and guides-A planning tool for long-distance treks
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