Skip to main content
Scottish Mountain Tales

Scottish Mountain Tales

By Robert Lovell
Stories from the Scottish Mountains and their explorers.

Check out www.smc.org.uk/publications to find our books.

Buy Tears of the Dawn @ www.cordee.co.uk/CNT134
Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Vanishing Point
Jules Lines, Britain’s most accomplished free solo climber, gives a rare and candid glimpse into the mind of one of climbing’s most audacious and determined legends. To celebrate the launch of the second edition of his award winning book Tears of the Dawn, we have recorded two episodes for our new podcast. In this second episode, Jules reads a segment from the chapter 'Vanishing Point' where he compares soloing a route in the mountains of Arran with free diving in the Gulf of Aqaba. *** The book, Tears of the Dawn, is a journey unlike any other. With artistic eloquence and an unexpected humbleness, Lines recreates the triumphs, tribulations, friendships, romances and perhaps most poignantly of all, his close encounters with death, leaving the reader breathless, on edge, and, as the sunlight breaks, dreaming of mountain tops, oil rigs and a sense of adventure. Spanning more than three decades of extreme climbing, Lines, fondly known as ‘The International Man of Mystery’, unveils the drive and determination required to push all limits and survive the most ultimate and extreme precipices the world has to offer. The heartfelt and at times humorous, adrenaline infused account is more than a story of adventure, it is a tale of obsession, addiction, passion, courage and the ability to push boundaries. Beautifully designed and illustrated, for dreamers and realists alike, Tears of the Dawn is an awe inspiring and toe tingling tale to be enjoyed by all.
13:37
March 16, 2020
Tears of the Dawn
Jules Lines, Britain’s most accomplished free solo climber, gives a rare and candid glimpse into the mind of one of climbing’s most audacious and determined legends. To celebrate the launch of the second edition of his award winning book Tears of the Dawn, we have recorded two podcasts. In this first episode we explore Jules' motivations and hear first hand from Jules and his friend, Scottish climbing legend Dave Cuthbertson, about an experience soloing high in the Black Cuillin on Skye. *** The book, Tears of the Dawn, is a journey unlike any other. With artistic eloquence and an unexpected humbleness, Lines recreates the triumphs, tribulations, friendships, romances and perhaps most poignantly of all, his close encounters with death, leaving the reader breathless, on edge, and, as the sunlight breaks, dreaming of mountain tops, oil rigs and a sense of adventure. Spanning more than three decades of extreme climbing, Lines, fondly known as ‘The International Man of Mystery’, unveils the drive and determination required to push all limits and survive the most ultimate and extreme precipices the world has to offer. The heartfelt and at times humorous, adrenaline infused account is more than a story of adventure, it is a tale of obsession, addiction, passion, courage and the ability to push boundaries. Beautifully designed and illustrated, for dreamers and realists alike, Tears of the Dawn is an awe inspiring and toe tingling tale to be enjoyed by all.
27:00
March 12, 2020