Troubador Cairngorm Ranger

Released: 28/01/2018

ISBN: 9781788039437

Format: Hardback

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A comprehensive guide to Cairn Gorm, the most popular mountain in the Cairngorms National Park. 
Written by the Head Ranger of the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service. 
A magnificent gift and reference book illustrated with over 100 pictures. 

Cairn Gorm is a high granite mountain in the Grampian Highlands of Scotland which is rarely far from controversy. Few people have witnessed as close-up how the mountain has progressed through the last twenty tumultuous years as Nic Bullivant, who has been Head Ranger there throughout the changes from an old chair-uplift system, through the development of Scotland’s only mountain railway, and on to the present commercial operator. 

This book is written as if by your personal guide who intimately knows the region, drawing you into his world, engaging your interest and then revealing the meanings and explanations of the obvious and the secret. Walk on mountain paths, explore high corries, tread the immense mountain plateaux. Observe with him the mountain wildlife and the unconscious humour of the visitor who has never been on a mountain before. Finally come closer to understanding what it is that turns people into such dedicated advocates of the conservation of the Cairngorms. 

There are messages here of optimism and expectation, advice for suitors of the high tops and would-be rangers. This book will get you nearer to understanding the Cairngorms and cherishing them, even if you have never been there.

Published 28th January, 2018.
1/2/18 Already getting great reader reaction:
Like the way it’s full of short stories that are not too long to read . Looks like you could pick it up and read any of the chapters in any order . Good hardcover and loads of pics. Seems a real history of CairnGorm from someone who lived through it all. It must have taken loads of effort to write . Congratulations N J Anderson, Ellon.
BEAUTIFUL BOOK, I DO LIKE THE PRESENTATION AND PRINT, ENJOYABLE AND EASY READING, WHAT I HAVE READ SO FAR IS EXCELLENT AND VERY INTERESTING.

CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPERB PIECE OF WORK.
G Cragg, Glasgow.

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Nic Bullivant

Nic Bullivant was born and raised in Sheffield, and holds an Honours degree in Pure Mathematics and Geography from the University there. Mountaineering took him to Scotland in 1977, where he became Senior Ranger in Fife Ranger Service, and later Head Ranger at Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service. In 1981 he started the Scottish Midweek Mountaineering Club, which still thrives. Nic also plays Horn and composes orchestral music, including two symphonies and numerous solo, orchestral and chamber works. Married to Judith, who plays Bassoon, in 1984, they are both Rangers, and have three children with whom to share their love of the outdoors and music. Nic was active in his local community in paving the way for the Cairngorms National Park, and became a member of the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Forum. He was also for many years a member of the Council of the Scottish Countryside Rangers’ Association, the professional body of Rangers in Scotland, who awarded him their second-only Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Now living with Judith, who is also a Ranger near the west coast, he runs QMDs, a hillwalking guiding business.

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