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A blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (The Washington Post).
“Stephen O'Shea's sardonic, science-rich travelogue…” — Nature
“... this book is for the most part a great pleasure to read, and provides a remarkable summary of the life of the high mountains.” — Times Literary Supplement
“Veteran traveller Stephen O’Shea takes the reader on a delightful 500-mile historical romp through the Alps... It is well worth making space in the rucksack for this on your next Alpine holiday.” — Geographical
“His [Stephen O'Shea's] account of his journey, all 500 miles and seven countries of it, is a soaring success, erudite, entertaining and human... the Alps cry out to be explored. Start with this book.” — i paper
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