Troubador Highland Journal

Released: 28/05/2021

ISBN: 9781800462694

Format: Paperback

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3. Beyond the Last Munro

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This is the third book in the Highland Journal series. Join Jack as he ranges across the Highlands and Islands, exploring the lonely moors and rugged peaks of Sutherland, the Rough Bounds, the Great Wilderness, Mull and Harris; remote places that would challenge the resolve and stamina of any hillwalker. 


In Book 1, the author got to the top of his first Munro and began his quest to climb all of them. In Beyond the Last Munro he reaches the final one and reflects on his achievement. For those with an interest in climbing these mountains, the books contain a route and relief map for each, as well as a clear index of all the Munros. Some of the chapters record days of high adventure, such as the crossing of the Carn Mor Dearg Arête but there are gentler days on Jack’s 'Hills of Home' in Angus, Wester Ross and Assynt; days when the focus is on the author’s passion for the rocks, plant life and wild creatures of the Highlands.  

The book has the colourful cast of characters readers have come to expect and there are many laughs along the way. A must-have for all lovers of wild places and a book to be treasured.

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Jack P. Harland

The author grew up in Northumberland in the Fifties and Sixties.

At university, he studied geography and met his wife (at the Freshers' Hop). Their first child was born in his final year and their family has grown to four children and six grandchildren.

Jack became a geography teacher and had an interesting career which included working with the BBC and on national projects with the Scottish Education Department. With the help of St Andrews University, Perth Museum and Dundee Museum he developed the expertise to teach geology.

Wanting to experience something different, he spent a few years working in the Arts with a modern dance company, Scottish Opera and other bodies.

He missed teaching and returned, ending his career as a Head Teacher in Aberdeen.

As his children grew up and went off to university, he had time for trips to the Highlands to climb the mountains. Retirement in 2013 gave him the opportunity to go more often and Jack climbed his last Munro in 2015.

He has always enjoyed writing, drawing, painting and making maps and Jack has put all these together in his books about the Highlands.

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