By Kev Reynolds
Publish yr note: First released November twenty eighth 2013
A stroll within the Clouds: 50 Years one of the Mountains is a heartwarming, inspirational, and evocative selection of thoughts and brief tales from Kev Reynolds, a prolific and celebrated guidebook writer who has been roaming the mountains for a half-century.
These reminiscences path Reyonlds's;journeys via a few of his favourite and such a lot memorable classes discovered at the mountains. the folk met, reports shared, and cultures bridged all through Reynolds' travels make for an enticing learn for hikers and non-hikers alike.
Shadowing Reynolds around the Moroccan Atlas, the Pyrenees trails, the ecu Alps, or even the Himalayas supplies the reader the sensation not just of climbing the paths, but additionally of forming the relationships and connections through the global that Reynolds was once in a position to create. This publication motivates the typical reader to adopt anything they've got by no means performed prior to simply because, because the reader learns from Reynolds, that's the place the superior reviews come from.
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We laughed a lot, challenged each other with unbelievable stories, and shared the same ironic humor. A few days ago we were struggling out of the Aspe valley on a trail that had no respect for heavy sacks and weary legs; I was in front, suffering (momentarily, you understand) in the heat, when Pete, gauging how I felt, had summoned strength and breath and stormed past me, hands in pockets, whistling. Now we were camped beside Lac de Pombie at the foot of Pic du Midi, the massive south-facing walls of the mountain softening in the alpenglow.
It proved to be another memorable trip, with tough days counterbalanced by laughter; but I hadn’t considered his ability to embarrass . . Pete and I had known each other for years, but this was our first mountain trip together. We laughed a lot, challenged each other with unbelievable stories, and shared the same ironic humor. A few days ago we were struggling out of the Aspe valley on a trail that had no respect for heavy sacks and weary legs; I was in front, suffering (momentarily, you understand) in the heat, when Pete, gauging how I felt, had summoned strength and breath and stormed past me, hands in pockets, whistling.
As I leaped from one to another, or stepped gingerly onto a slab that rocked, my legs turned to jelly. Then I missed my footing and dropped between a couple of granite blocks, hauled myself out, lost my balance, and fell backwards, crashing against the rock and jarring every bone in my body. For a moment the sky went black and a sound like lowflying aircraft zoomed through my befuddled brain. As I came to I felt sick, winded, and unsure if I’d be able to move again; lying there like an upturned turtle, held down by an overfull rucksack wedged among the rocks, my legs splayed out at strange angles.
A Walk in the Clouds: 50 Years Among the Mountains by Kev Reynolds