Lofoten Rock (2008)

Awarded: Winner of 2008 Mountain Exposition Award at the Banff Mountain Book Festival
Awarded: Winner of 2009 Guidebook of the Year Award at the Outdoor Writers’ Guild

“The word that comes to mind when summing up this book is perfect. We can’t imagine how another guidebook formula could make a complex climbing area easier to navigate or more enticing to visit.”
John Harlin summing up the Banff Mountain Book Festival Judges’ feelings about Lofoten Rock – November 2008 (full review below)

Out of Print
Category: Styles: , Location: NorwayAuthors: Chris Craggs, Thorbjørn Enevold
ISBN

978-1-873341-66-7

Published

May 2008

Authors

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Location

Next Edition

2017

Rockfax Number

Fax27

6 reviews for Lofoten Rock (2008)

  1. Twid Turner

    Great book. Well done. Fantastic production. Like the article by the slovenian chap who tried to repeat my route. When he asked me about it, he gave me the impression that he was a strong climber. Those Brits eh….

  2. Toby Archer

    I reckon the best guidebook that I have ever seen. I used to think the Rockfax style was too busy and distracting for me, but this is a total masterpiece – big up to Chris and Thorbjørn and the rest of the Rockfax crew in the UK and the support Norwegian writers.

  3. Jonas Wiklund

    I haven’t used the book on that many routes, but for the routes I did this summer the information was spot on, and everyone I’ve talked to agree on this. The layout is fantastic! Overall one of the very best guidebooks I have used. Very inspiring. I did a photocopy of the topo and a printout from the information on this database for the long routes I did.

  4. John Harlin, Banff Festival 2008

    The word that comes to mind when summing up this book is “perfect.” We can’t imagine how another guidebook formula could make a complex climbing area easier to navigate or more enticing to visit. From the overview maps to the tabbed sections to the quality and quantity of route line photos — all in exquisite color and often highlighted with action shots — this book completely demystifies a set of granite encrusted islands off the Norwegian coast. With this book in hand, all the adventure will come from the climbing, none from figuring out where the climbs are.

  5. Jon Amtrup

    Great book that gives you a total climbing overview of the fantastic Lofoten area. The section with the walking, “tinderangling” trips is also good value for money. Can’t wait to return next summer. We are even so inspired by this book, and of course the area, that we are considering putting together Climb & Sail tours with http://www.explorenorth.no so that even more climbing enthusiasts can experience the area.

  6. Roger Smith, Guy Proctor, OWG

    Infectiously enthusiastic and a smorgasbord of inspiration and information combined in the wonderful images and topos. Shaggy and inclusive rather than clinical and definitive, with a frankness that’s totally winning, and in its invitation for readers’ contributions totally modern and in the ‘wiki spirit’ too. Exciting and brilliant.

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