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Hamish MacInnes has written 26 books on mountaineering over a career spanning nearing 50 years, including the "International Mountain Rescue Handbook" and the classic "Ben Nevis and Glencoe : Guide To Winter Climbs." Hamish MacInnes has also written a number of fiction books, with plots using a mountaineering background. Although some of Hamish's books are currently out of print, you can purchase the following direct from Scotland by clicking on the appropriate secure PayPal button on the separate page relating to the book you wish to purchase.

International Mountain Rescue Handbook
This fully illustrated guide to mountain rescue techniques has become the standard handbook for mountain rescue teams throughout the world and is used on every continent by those involved in the business of saving lives on mountains. Hamish MacInnes the author is an acknowledged expert and practitioner in the subject who has not only conquered many of the highest peaks, but has also contributed greatly to safety on mountains by his major involvement in mountain rescue and equipment design. He is recognised as having developed modern mountain rescue in Scotland, including setting up the Search and Rescue Dog Association and the Avalanche Information Service. This book covers all aspects, including equipment, rescue dogs, snow structure, avalanche search, technical rescue techniques, radio and location equipment, winches, helicopters and many other vital elements of modern search and rescue. It is the most advanced book on mountain rescue available today.
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Murder in the Glen
This is a novel with an ingenious fast moving plot. A Highland Laird is killed by a high velocity bullet. The action doesn't stop there, but escalates in a series of deaths and incidents which appear to hinge round a mountain rescue team. There is no cheating on the part of the author; the plot is logical but few who-did-it guru's have managed to point a finger at the murderer until the second last chapter - can you do better?
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Errant Nights
This is a a tale of adventure, danger, mountains and sea - and of Templar treasure. The central characters are two ex Special Forces officers and a glamorous marine archaeologist. There is a logical plot in this nail-biting saga.
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Hamish MacInnes has also written the books listed below on mountaineering. Full of photographs taken by Hamish himself, the list demonstrates the wide range of books on many aspects of mountaineering he has created, as well as more recent books of fiction. You may be able to obtain a copy of the out of print books from your local library or on the second-hand market.

(1963) Climbing: A Guide To Mountaineering And Mountain Rescue. Edinburgh: Scottish Youth Hostels Association.
(1969) Ben Nevis and Glencoe : Guide To Winter Climbs. Manchester: Cicerone. Hamish MacInnes with Ian Clough; Richard Brian Evans.
(1971) Scottish Climbs : A Mountaineer's Pictorial Guide To Climbing In Scotland. London: Constable.
(1972) International Mountain Rescue Handbook. London: Constable. (1974) Climb To The Lost World. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1976) Death Reel. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1976) Scottish Climbs 1. London: Constable.
(1977) Scottish Climbs 2. London: Constable.
(1979) West Highland Walks 1: Scenic and Historical walks in the west Highlands: London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1979) West Highland Walks 2: Scenic and Historical walks in the west Highlands: London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1979) Look Behind The Ranges : A Mountaineer's Selection of Adventures and Expeditions. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1979) West Highland Walks. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1980) High Drama : Mountain Rescue Stories From Four Continents. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1982) Scottish Winter Climbs: London: Constable
(1984) Beyond the Ranges. London: V. Gollancz.
(1984) West Highland Walks 3: Scenic and Historical walks in the west Highlands: London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1985) Sweep Search: Mountain rescue stories. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1984) West Highland Walks 4: Scenic and Historical walks in the west Highlands: London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1988) My Scotland. London: Constable.
(1988) Highland Walks. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
(1988) Glencoe. London: National Trust for Scotland. Hamish MacInnes and Oliver Thomson.
(1989) The Way Through The Glen. London: Constable.
(1989) Land Of Mountain And Mist. Glencoe: Glencoe Productions. Hamish MacInnes and Moira Kerr.
(2003) The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters: True Stories of Rescue from the Brink of Death. Edited by Hamish MacInnes. New York: Carroll & Graf.
(2008) Murder in the Glen: A tale of murder in the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe: Glencoe Productions.
(2011) Errant Nights: A fast action modern story of treasure and treachery. Glencoe: Glencoe Productions.