An exploration of the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time at altitude.
Mountains have forever been steeped in poetry, symbolism and mystery, inspiring everyone from the explorers who wish to scale every peak to those who are more interested in the journey or the view. These rooftops of the world encourage determination, resilience, fitness of the body, ingenuity, creativity and awe - all of which are, in their own ways, "good for us". As the world's populations become increasingly urbanised, the need for a healthy relationship with nature is becoming more and more important, both from a psychological wellbeing and physical health point of view. In the Mountains is an awe-inspiring book that takes us on a journey to reveal the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time at altitude, and also teaches how we can be inspired by the research to bring elements of a mountain lifestyle into our everyday, increasingly urbanized, lives.
About the Author
Ned Morgan,editor of Canada's Mountain Life magazine, lived in Toronto for many years before deciding to leave behind what he didn't need (gridlock, air pollution) and go back to the mountains. In 2007, Ned moved back home to the Blue Mountains region of Ontario. His writing on nature, and specifically our relationship with the mountains, has been published in Canadian Geographic, National Post, Canoeroots, Rapid and elsewhere.When not working in his home office, Ned can be found taking notes and pictures while hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing through the nearby mountains.