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Walking in the Dolomites http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/dolomites-walking-price.jpg

Walking in the Dolomites is a Cicerone Guide from Gillian Price that describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. 

Walking in Northumberland http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/northumberland-walking.jpg

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Lakeland Fellranger - The Central Fells http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/fellranger-central-fells.jpg

This Lakeland Fellranger guidebook by Mark Richards covering 28 summits of the Central Fells. Covering from Langdale north to Keswick, this guide cover some of the Lake districts most popular walks.

Walking in Torridon http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/torridon.jpg

Torridon is a remote and much-loved area of the Scottish Highlands. This guidebook contains 52 day walks, including ascents of 9 Munros

Walks in Silverdale and Arnside http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/silverdale.jpg

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Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites - 2nd Volume http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/vf-dolomites-2.jpg

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Walk Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere - Bill Birkett http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/walk-ambleside-grasmere-bir.jpg

Local legend Bill Birkett shares his unrivaled knowledge with some of the very best walking around Ambleside and Grasmere. Right on our very doorstep, this beautiful area offers some fantastic walking routes for all abilities.

Skye Scrambles - SMC http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/smc-skye-scrambles.jpg

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Trekking In The Alps http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/trekking-in-the-alps.jpg

Trekking in the Alps is an inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included.

The Great Glen Way http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/great-glen-way.jpg

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Southern Upland Way http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/southern-upland-way.jpg No Description Available
Walk Windermere and Hawkshead - Bill Birkett http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/walk-windermere-birkett.jpg

Right on our doorstep, this beautiful area offers some fantastic easy and moderate grade walking. Local legend Bill Birkett shares his unrivaled knowledge with some of the very best walking routes described here

Cumbria Way and Allerdale Ramble http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/cumbria-way-allerdale.jpg

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Walking the Munros Vol 2: Northern Highlands and Cairngorms http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/munros-vol-2-north.jpg

This second volume of a two-part series of guides to the Munros details routes to 145 Munros in the Cairngorms, northern highlands (north of the Great Glen) and Skye.

Walks in the Engadine http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/engadine.jpg

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Walking in Italys Stelvio National Park http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/stelvio.jpg

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Trekking and Climbing Andes http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/andes-trekking-climbing.jpg

Trekking and Climbing in the Andes is a stunning guidebook, covering 26 treks and 18 climbing peaks. This is an indispensable guide for climbers and trekkers venturing to these beautiful mountains 

The Dales Way - Terry Marsh http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/dales-way.jpg

This picturesque 78-mile route through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness on Windermere is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain. An excellent introduction to long-distance walking

Trekking in Ladakh http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ladakh.jpg

The Ladakh region, in northern India, is a remote and wild environment where trekking is extremely challenging, but for adventurous trekkers it's the perfect destination.

Pacific Crest Trail http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pacific-crest-trail.jpg

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The Pyrenees http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pyrenees.jpg

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Walking in Austria http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/austria-walking.jpg

A guide to walking in the beautiful Austrian Alps by alpine trekking authority, Kev Reynolds.

Tour Of Mont Blanc http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/tour-of-mont-blanc.jpg

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Walking on the Isle of Arran http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/arran.jpg

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The National Trails - Paddy Dillon http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/national-trails.jpg This inspirational guidebook, by Paddy Dillon, looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails. Presenting the information in a way that allows ease of comparison and contrast, with practical details to help you plan your walk
The Way of St James - Spain http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/st.-james--spain.jpg

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Walking in Madeira http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/madeira.jpg

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Hiking and Biking in the Black Forest http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/black-forest.jpg

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Walking on the Amalfi Coast http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/amalfi.jpg

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Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/gt-mtn-days-snowdonia.jpg

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Great Mountain Days in the Pennines http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pennines-gt-days.jpg

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Great Mountain Days in Scotland http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/great-days-scotland.jpg

This great book is packed with 50 challenges for mountaineers, scramblers, mountain walkers and fell runners. Great Mountain Days in Scotland features some well loved classics as well as some lesser known gems

Hillwalking in Snowdonia http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/hillwalking-in-snowdonia.jpg

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North Wales Scrambles http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/north-wales-scrambles.jpg

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Walk Borrowdale and Keswick - Bill Birkett http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/walk-borrowdale-birkett.jpg

Based on Bill Birkett's encyclopedic local knowledge of the Lake District, this guide features 20 selected walks around Borrowdale and Keswick and has walks for all abilities. 

Walking in the Alps http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/walking-in-the-alps.jpg

The second edition of this classic Kev Reynolds guidebook on walking and trekking in the Alps. Featuring thousands of possible routes, and covers the range from the Maritime Alps of France to the Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Walking the Munros Vol 1: South, Central and Western Highlands http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/munros-vol-1-south.jpg

With such stunning locations as Glencoe, Lochaber and Mull, this first volume of the Munro guidebooks lays out the finest routes for tackling 139 exciting and challenging mountains.

Walking the GR7 in Andalucia http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/andalucia.jpg

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The Pennine Way http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pennine-way.jpg

A definitive guide to Englands' Longest long distance trail.  The Pennine Way is a challenging walk, taking about 18 days to complete, covering 270-mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm

Trekking the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/silvretta-ratikon.jpg

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London To Paris: The Hard Way - Mouncey http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/london-to-paris-mouncey.jpg

London to Paris: The Hard Way is a truly vivid account, charting the 5 months Andy Mouncey took to prepare for and complete this extraordinary challenge – where he set new fastest times for each of the stages.

Bhutan - A Trekkers Guide http://www.climbers-shop.com/http://www.climbers-shop.com/images/bhutan.jpg

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