Moonwalker launches new book on Arran

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Munro Moonwalker Alan Rowan is launching his latest book, Mountains of the Moon, on Arran in support of the Arran Mountain Festival.

Alan Rowan became known as the Munro Moonwalker for his night time ascents of the 282 Munros. This unusual approach to the iconic Munro round was his answer to the demands of his ‘day job’. His two previous books, Moonwalker and A Mountain Before Breakfast, are his entertaining accounts of this epic Corbett walks.

Tomorrow (Sunday) Mountains of the Moon will be launched by Alan at the Arran Outdoor Education Centre in Lamlash. Starting at 7pm he will talk about his amazing adventures last year when he summited a different Scottish mountain on each of the 13 full moons of the year.

‘Thirteen?’ you might ask, ‘surely there is only one full moon each month?’ But 2018 was one of those years with an extra, ‘blue moon’ and just to add to the story Alan chose mountains that corresponded to the names of each moon. If this sounds a bit baffling join Alan on Sunday evening to find out more and follow the trials and triumphs of his 2018 quest.

For the Arran Mountain Festival’s summer fund-raising event the festival organisers invited Alan to launch his latest book on Arran as he has been such a regular and enthusiastic supporter. The Festival on Arran owes its continuing success to contributors such as Alan as well as the qualified mountain leaders, volunteers, and local businesses and individuals sponsoring the annual programme of walks and events.

Tickets can be bought at the door or from Arran Active in Brodick where Alan’s book will also be available. There will be refreshments and a raffle with great prizes.

Mountains of the Moon has a number of panoramic images of the mountains that the author summited under bright moonlight.

 

Munro Moonwalker Alan Rowan will be proving some insight into some of the details of his newly released book, Mountains of the Moon. No_B35moon01

Mountains of the Moon has a number of panoramic images of the mountains that the author summited under bright moonlight. No_B35moon02