Mick Harney is a writer, photographer, and walker.
He has over 25 years experience exploring the fells of Cumbria in the English Lake District and the highest mountains in Scotland. In 2006, Mick completed his round of the 214 hills in Cumbria famously catalogued by Alfred Wainwright. He has summited over 100 of the Scottish mountains above 3000 feet known as the 'Munros'.
As well as his books on walking, Mick's poetry has been published in the magazines Dragon, Knee-Deep, and TaC, and won awards in the Lancaster Lit Fest and Vers Poets competitions. He was short-listed for the 2010 Bridport prize.
Contour Lines: On the Path to a Thousand Mountains
Mick Harney returns with more unique perspectives on fell and hill walking in Scotland and the English Lake District. He offers a fresh crop of new and compelling insights, including many detailed descriptions of individual mountains, the paths we take to them, and what they reveal to and about us.
Points of Contact: On the Practice, Philosophy, and Pleasures of Fell Walking
Are you passionate about walking and climbing, perhaps in areas such as Scotland and the English Lake District? Or do you simply have a curiosity about those activities and those places? Points of Contact is the book for you.
Knitting geology, history, and meteorology into an illuminating exploration of the world of fell and hill walking, it is by turns descriptive, humorous, and poetic.
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