From High Places - A Journey Through Ireland's Great Mountains

10th January 2014
WINNER - OWPG Award for Excellence 2011

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From High Places is a celebration of Ireland's great mountains. A collection of stunning photographic images taken from the trails and summits, this book will transport you from the quartzite giants of Connemara to the wild vistas of Donegal and the towering peaks of Kerry.

Alongside these images, the author describes his unique experiences walking and climbing in Ireland, and presents an absorbing account of the local history, folklore and geology. Above all, From High Places will inspire the reader to set out and explore Ireland's magnificent mountains for themselves.

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'This is the most beautiful book I have seen about the hills of Ireland...This is a book in a thousand. Buy it, read it, then go west'
-- TGO magazine
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'...each mountain area is captured not just visually but in spirit too.'
-- Call Out magazine
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'...a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive celebration of Ireland’s mountains,based on the author’s journeys and enhanced with stories from Ireland’s history and folklore.'
-- Judges comments, Boardman Tasker Awards 2011

'An eye-opener of a book, full of stunningly sharp and strikingly composed photographs, which makes the reader feel like setting off straight away to an easily-reached but under-appreciated part of the world. Folklore, history and modern developments are all covered in the elegantly-phrased and informative text.'
-- Judges comments, OWPG Awards 2011
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'Some might wonder why people want to walk on our hills. Quite simply, this book is why. It is a glorious celebration, and the enthusiasm of the author for his subject abounds on every page. This book also reminds us that our mountains are perhaps one of our most precious resources, to be savoured, treasured, and denied to none'
-- Alan Tees, President, Mountaineering Ireland

'From High Places reveals a primeval mountain landscape that is rich with history, tradition and romance. The stunning images and compelling narrative are more than enough to inspire this reader to get off the couch and start walking! Thank you Adrian Hendroff for opening my eyes to Ireland's hidden treasures'
-- Bernadette McDonald, author, climber, festival director

-- Tom Dunne, Newstalk 106-108fm Ireland

'For anyone interested in mountain or hill walking in Ireland Adrian Hendroff's book From High places is a must. It is a lovely lovely book and a great production by The History Press Ireland. The photographs are absolutely wonderful. So get the walking boots on'
-- Charlie Bird, RTE

'The book is inspirational in its imagery and captures Ireland's mountains in a
previously unseen way'

-- Ciara Scully, Fáilte Ireland

'I love ‘From High Places’; apart from the stunning pictures, I’ve had enormous pleasure reading about the local tales associated with the beautiful places I’ve discovered while out walking in Ireland. I’ve flicked through memories from hiking in Kerry and Wicklow; and dipped into landscapes which I’ve yet to discover. For me, Adrian’s book is a road-map to the hidden treasures of Ireland which all of us can share'
-- Teena Gates, Head of News, 98FM

'Adrian Hendroff's beautiful book does for the mountains of Ireland what the romantic poets did for the English Lakes. He has sung their praises and made them objects of desire. He has shown them to be attractive, challenging and eminently walkable. "From High Places" is not so much a travel book as a love story, written by someone who is deeply devoted to the high places of Ireland'
- D.J.Phillips, review on

'The photographs will warm the hearts of mountain-lovers everywhere...'
-- Irish Mountain Log magazine
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'This book deserves to be enjoyed far and wide. Wherever it travels, it will inspire visits to our stunning mountains'
-- Walking World Ireland magazine
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‘...for magical inspiration and sheer indulgence, consider this loving portrayal of some very secret areas of Ireland’
-- MLTA e-newsletter
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'If you thought that Ireland had just a handful of hills then you will probably be as pleasantly surprised as I was looking through this beautiful new book...'
-- Walking Wales magazine
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'...a great and informative read certainly, but most of all it inspires you to go and explore these mountain ranges.'
-- Trek & Mountain magazine
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