First published in 2009, CAIRNGORM JOHN: A life in mountain rescue is universally recognised as a classic mountaineering book. Sandstone Press now presents a 10th anniversary edition which will include a substantial new section entitled Ten Years After, which will include chapters on changes to the helicopter service and the addition of drones, go-pros, apps, new means of transport to the mountain rescue service, and mountain safety. There will also be an additional plate section and a number of glossaries and appendices.
`A fascinating account of a man of great humility and remarkable courage.'-Annie Brown, The Daily Record; `I had to put on several layers just to read this book. It 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