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Rating: 9
Brand: Outside Books
Price: £ 16.95
Pros: Usual 'Outside' quality of both images and information.
Cons: None

  Author - Rob Story
ISBN 0-393-32072-3
211 pages plus index

Rob Story's book is part of the Adventure Travel series from Outside Magazine and reflects their high standards. The book covers 21 treks spread across the main regions for long distance travel on foot. The 21 treks include the Ruwenzori mountains in the heart of Africa, five classic Himalayan tours including the Annapurna circuit and the rarely visited Snow Lake. Asia is represented with the Tekes River area of central Asia. A Llama trek in the deserts of Eutah's Escalante. Rob provides the reader with an 'at a glance' guide to each trek covering the following -

  • Trip Length
  • Time on Trek
  • Walking Distance
  • Physical challenge
  • Mental challenge
  • Price range for independant trekking
  • Price range for guided trekking
  • Prime time for trip
  • Start point
  • Regional problems

Reviewed by David Lynch