File Name Evans1982
Call Number GV 199.44 G72 L34 1983 c.1
Title Scrambles in the Lake District: Illustrations By the Author.
Short Title Scrambles in the Lake District.
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Imprint England: Published by Cicerone Press, Harmony Hall, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, 1982. Printed by Carnmor Print and Design, 95/97 London Road, Preston, Lancs.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1983
Pages 192
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 192 pages : illustrations, maps. Ill on inside covers.
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Perhaps obviously, Scrambles in the Lake District is about “scrambling”: a method of ascending mountainous terrain that is neither climbing nor walking, but somewhere between the two. According to R. B. Evans, scramblers are poorly served by the majority of Lake District guides. He responds by taking readers off the beaten path, opening access to a “wilder Lake District,” away from the well-worn paths recommended in popular guides. He promises that his routes will lead readers to a less traveled, more authentic Lake District experience. Traveling from Langdale to the Howgill Fells, Scrambles follows routes that Evans and his wife, Eileen, designed and tested themselves. The book seems to be intended for visitors in search of something new: a less leisurely and more exhilarating time in the Lake District. It identifies desires and limitations of the guidebook genre, and points to the pre-packaged nature of much Lake District tourism. Accompanying the written text are drawings of the hills, rocks, and inclines that readers will find on Evans’s routes, with directional arrows identifying possible paths. Evans offers tips and suggestions for each route, including weather warnings and advice about what to wear and/or carry. The routes are also rated for difficulty. The book is compact and pragmatically arranged, designed to be carried by the aspiring scrambler. The SFU LDC copy seems not to have been on many adventures, as it is in excellent condition. The binding is pristine, laminated paper, and with the exception of a price of £15 penciled on the front flyleaf, the pages are free of markings.

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