Mountain High: Europe’s 50 Greatest Mountain Climbs
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Mountain High: Europe’s 50 Greatest Mountain Climbs is an upcoming photography book on stunning but challenging mountain cycling routes. The book is a collaboration between photographer Pete Goding and leading sports journalist Daniel Friebe. Including over 250 specially commissioned photographs by the official photographer for the Tour of Britain and the Tour of Ireland, the book features Europe’s 50 greatest cycling climbs specially selected as scenes of sporting heroism, marvels of nature and spiritual places of pilgrimage. Published by Quercus and available in November, Mountain High: Europe’s 50 Greatest Mountain Climbs is priced at £20.
Quercus Press Release
EUROPE’S 50 GREATEST CYCLE CLIMBS
by Daniel Friebe and Pete Goding
Quercus – Hardback – 224 pages – £20.00 – November 2011
A stylish and comprehensive tribute to the hills and mountains that have become cycling’s sacred places.
Features Europe’s 50 greatest cycling climbs specially selected as scenes of sporting heroism, marvels of nature and spiritual places of pilgrimage that every bike rider wishes to conquer.
From one of Britain’s leading cycling journalists and a youthful veteran of nine Tour de France.
With over 250 specially commissioned photographs by cycling photographer Peter Goding.
A stunning showcase of Europe’s 50 greatest climbs, including detail on cycle routes, maps, profile and compelling descriptions featuring key places of interest along the route. From experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs, Mountain High is book is for cyclists of all interests and abilities.
Daniel Friebe’s commentary explains why each mountain merits inclusion in the top 50 and boasts superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling’s legendary riders and the personal exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 commissioned photographs taken by cycling photographer Pete Goding, Mountain High is also a stunning, visual guidebook to Europe’s 50 best climbs.
Featured rides include:
Tour de France: Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l’Izoard and Col du Tourmalet. GIro d’Italia: The Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia and Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Daniel Friebe is one of Britain’s leading cycling journalists and, at 30, a youthful veteran of nine Tours de France. For the last five years Daniel has been the Features Editor of Procycling Magazine. In 2008, he collaborated with cycling superstar Mark Cavendish on the best-selling Boy Racer - My Journey to Tour de France Record Breaker.
Pete Goding is a formidable force in professional cycling photography, shooting some of the most influential personalities in sport, while encapsulating awe-inspiring scenery for travel photo libraries and magazines. He currently supplies Tour de France content for the British sports arm of Reuters and was an official photographer for Tour of Britain and Tour of Ireland.