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The First Fifty: Munro-bagging without a Beard

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In this hilarious, irreverent and frequently controversial book she explains the real joy of hill-walking and climbing the Munros.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 27th 1993 by Corgi Books (first published 1991)
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Nick
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Muriel is at times both funny and dead serious.There are times she is almost like AW in her comments about the Hills and the use and abuse of them. Once I had finished the book I revisited my Munro show DVD. More books on the Hills like this please Muriel!
Jacqueline Gallacher
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
loved Muriels hill stories, her love of the hills comes across well, and this book really made me laugh
Guido
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Muriel Gray is an absolute scream as she doggedly proceeds to climb munros (mountains over 3,000 feet in Scotland), although she hasn't got a beard.
Alex
Dec 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
A great and funny book about hill-walking. Companion to the TV series "The Munro Show" - if only that could be repeated on a satellite channel.
Lorraine Reid
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, Muriel Gray clearly knows and loves her hills. Informative, humorous and very entertaining read.
Ebryson
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gutted this book is out of print. Such an inspiring, informative, funny and entertaining book about Munros. Published in 1993 it takes me back to the days of shell suits, terrestrial telly and tupperware parties. Also quite poignant reading it now and thinking just how far we've come in terms of women taking to the hills. If only there were more light hearted book about hills like this.
Kate
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A laugh out loud book
Theo Landman
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
If like a book about rock climbing in Scotland and sentences such as: “If Ben Nevis was a boy I would have tackled him and pulled his trousers down” then this is the book for you.
Ruth
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious. Helped me be in the hills though trapped in lockdown.
Mike
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Witty and irreverent, you won't learn how to climb mountains, but you will learn how much fun it can be!
North North-West
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
A funny observation that all Munroist's will recognise
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Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable.
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