Known to mountain runners as three of the most difficult 24-hour challenges in the world, each of the Big Rounds is a long-distance classic in it's own right, rich in the history and culture of 'fell' or hill running.
Collectively, the 'Big 3' take in 113 mountain summits (including the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland), over 25,000meters (83,000 feet) of ascent and nearly 300kms (183 miles) across three of Britain's most distinct mountain ranges – the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the Lake District National Park in England, and a vast area of Lochaber in the highlands of Scotland.
Designed to inform and inspire, this book is orientated at both walkers and runners (against the clock, or otherwise) keen to discover these challenging and rewarding routes. Showcasing spectacular photography, tales from the Rounds, and the history of each – as well as invaluable information to help with planning and preparing – this book is a must for anyone considering to embark on one (or all!) of these iconic rounds.
Includes practical information and advice, notes on access and environmental impact, plus insights and strategies from the likes of Jasmin Paris, Nicky Spinks, Charlie Ramsay, Jim Mann and Paddy Buckley.
- Each route broken down into 'legs'
- Detailed route and alternative route information with maps
- Stunning photography
Size: 24 x 17cm