A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains

A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains

by Kev Reynolds

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Overview

A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains is a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative collection of memories and short stories from Kev Reynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook author who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century. These recollections trail Reyonlds' journeys through some of his favorite and most memorable lessons learned on the mountains. The people met, experiences shared, and cultures bridged throughout Reynolds' travels make for an engaging read for hikers and non-hikers alike.  Shadowing Reynolds across the Moroccan Atlas, the Pyrenees trails, the European Alps, and even the Himalayas gives the reader the feeling not only of hiking the trails, but also of forming the relationships and connections throughout the world that Reynolds was able to create. This book motivates the common reader to undertake something they have never done before because, as the reader learns from Reynolds, that is where some of the best experiences come from.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825306655
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Kev Reynolds has a passion for the mountains. He spends several months throughout the year in various high mountain regions doing research for his guidebooks. With Cicerone, he has authored 50 books, including guidebooks for the five major trekking regions of Nepal. When he is not in the mountains, he lives with his wife in Kent, England.

Table of Contents

A word before we begin Atlas Mountains: exotic mountain playground 1: Travels in an ancient land 2: Mules, frogs and bivvy bags 3: Mint tea with a muleteer Pyrenees: a spiritual home 4: Out of the shadows, into the light 5: Up and over 6: The last green valley 7: It was the nightingale 8: Tragedy on Jean-Pierre 9: The longest day 10: C'est le paradis 11: A Pyrenean maestro 12: Something of a doo-day 13: No friend in high places 14: Death of an izard 15: Among the Enchanted Mountains 16: Hole in one 17: The lost patrol 18: The way to Andorra 19: Rendezvous in Gavarnie Alps: always something new to discover 20: A big moon rising 21: Living in the clouds 22: Chasing sunrise 23: Out with a pro 24: Battle of the ibex 25: Reflections in the alpenglow 26: The wind of relief 27: Mello magic 28: The pink château 29: A roar of disapproval 30: Unease on ice 31: The joy of doing nothing 32: Just hanging around 33: Walking on ice 34: One sunset too many 35: Henry V goes walkabout 36: Heart of the storm 37: Rtikon paradise 38: Breakfast on a tray 39: Under leaden skies 40: For the thank you 41: Recording historic landscapes 42: The Emperor's Mountains 43: The giant green tortoise 44: Collecting summits 45: On the hill with Hrst 46: Moments of being Himalaya: where dreams come true 47: Abode of the gods 48: Ten thousand prayers in the wind 49: Culture shock 50: Guru with an empty doko 51: The puja room 52: Clever little sod 53: The wonder of a blue front door 54: The ultimate chapatti 55: A taste of beauty 56: Head-to-head in the Himalaya 57: The Khumbu carpenter 58: Old man very tired 59: Song of the hidden land 60: Lost 61: Mountaineers of the future 62: To the ends of the Earth 63: A shadow to Cheri Gompa 64: Ballast 65: Saving Tsewan 66: With the aid of a hearse 67: Pasa Chaur Other wild places: a kaleidoscope of experience 68: Corsica: sun and snow on the scented isle 69: Norway: the blessings of bad weather days 70: Spain: the fragrance of the hills 71: Madeira: lunching with lizards 72: Tenerife: island of the dragon tree 73: Turkey: yogurt with the matriarch 74: Peru: the garden of tears 75: Peru: Alpamayo dreaming Afterthought Glossary

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