The Owl and the Cragrat

The Owl and the Cragrat



Beautifully illustrated anthology of climbing poems, covering topics from fear and camaraderie to gear-worship and romance

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This imaginative and astute set of poetic adaptations range from the wildly humorous to the heart-wrenchingly calamitous.

This illustrated anthology has been ‘adapted’ by climbing authors from original sources that range from Chaucer to W.B. Yeats. The poems comprise of an all-encompassing array of climbing topics; e.g. fear, death, camaraderie, gear-worship, romance and bouldering.

"Essential reading on any expedition - especially on long, cold bivouacs!!!!" - Sir Chris Bonington -- Pre-publication review


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