John Allen

Cairngorm John

The Cairngorm mountains in Scotland are a magnet for climbers and walkers. John Allen spent more than thirty years in the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team saving the lost and injured. This special anniversary edition of his story includes new chapters discussing how mountain rescue has developed over the last decade.

“The twisting mix of sadness and wit are blended together with perfection” MOUNTAIN RESCUE MAGAZINE

`A fascinating account of a man of great humility and remarkable courage.' Annie Brown, The Daily Record

`Makes Touching the Void seem like a pretty routine day on the hill. ‘Iain Macwhirter, The Sunday Herald

`Cairngorm John is a remarkable piece of work: succinct, moving, compassionate, gripping, technically detailed and yet broad enough in its appeal to hold the attention of general audiences'-Rennie MacOwen, The Scots Magazine

`Cairngorm John portrays the human side of mountain rescue, clearly demonstrating the emotional roller coaster that's involved, as well as the camaraderie that exists within teams like Cairngorm Mountain Rescue. I wish every 'do-gooder' who insists on full-time professional mountain rescue teams would read the book and recognise that the main ingredients for a mountain rescuer are commitment, concern and enthusiasm. John Allen has all these in abundance. He also tells a very good story.' Cameron McNeish, TGO Magazine

‘It's as much about love of the mountains as their dangers.' LIBBY PURVES
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