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In 2006, Jonny Muir made a new year’s resolution to cycle the length of the country while climbing the highest peak of every county in the UK. The resulting adventure took him from Cornwall to Shetland, culminating in reaching the top of Ben Nevis 92 days later.
This 5000 mile epic journey is brought to life in Heights of Madness. Along the way Muir battles against the worst the British countryside can throw at him, from unexploded shells to herds of menacing cows and swarms of unrelenting midges.
This is a personal tale of an extraordinary journey, the kind of adventure that many of us would talk about but never dream of actually undertaking. Inspirational and unenviable in equal measure, the reader is taken over hills, moors and mountains and through sunshine and rain, as a passenger on Muir’s quest.
Jonny Muir has written a British travelogue with a difference. An adventurer at heart, his words are reassurance that escape from the 9 to 5 grind is possible, and we don’t have to go very far to find it.
You can find further details of Heights of Madness on our catalogue.