By Nick Hunt
'A exciting and beautiful story, jam-packed with meteorological ask yourself' -Amy Liptrot, writer of The Outrun
Nick Hunt units off on an not likely quest: to stick to 4 of Europe's winds around the continent.
His wind-walks commence on go Fell, the top element of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm - the basically named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora - a sour northerly that blows from Trieste via Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn turns into a meandering trip of excitement and depression in the course of the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and his ultimate stroll lines an old pilgrims' course within the south of France at the path of the Mistral - the 'wind of insanity' which lively and tormented Vincent Van Gogh.
These are trips into wild wind, but additionally into wild landscapes and the folk who inhabit them - a solid of meteorologists, hurricane chasers, mountain males, eccentric wind lovers, sailors and shepherds. quickly Nick reveals himself borne alongside by way of the very forces he's pursuing, via rain, blizzards, howling gales, and again via time itself. For, the place the wild winds are, there also are myths and legends, historical past and rumour, technology and superstition - and infrequently distant mountain cabins full of pickles, cured meats and do-it-yourself alcohol.
Where the Wild Winds Are is a gorgeous, unconventional travelogue that makes the invisible visible.
'A brilliant ebook; analyzing it really is like being brought to a gang of complicated characters through an pleasing and erudite host. it's been a pleasure researching them higher and in all their moods' -Tristan Gooley, writer of The Walker's advisor to open air Clues and Signs
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