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17th October 2017

Alumnus Barry K Smith (1974, Mathematics) publishes The Top 500 Summits

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Exeter alumnus Barry K Smith (1974, Mathematics) has published The Top 500 Summits: A lifetime of hillwalking.

The Top 500 Summits covers the highest 500 mountains in Britain and Ireland with a drop of at least 500 feet on all sides. From the highest mountain on the list, Ben Nevis (4,411ft) to the lowest, Knockanaffrin in Ireland (2,477ft), this guide tells Barry’s personal journey over all 500 summits. Other walkers who have shared in some of Barry’s adventures contribute to this unique and richly-illustrated book.

Barry notes that the walks – and the book – represent a journey that has taken over 50 years to complete. Of the 500 mountains, 20 are in England, 21 in Wales, 29 in Ireland, and 430 in Scotland. Among them are well-known peaks such as Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, and Pen y Fan, as well as many less well-known hills.

You can find out more about The Top 500 Summits and purchase a copy here.

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