EYES TO THE HILLS: The Mountain Landscape of Britain

EHcoverGordon’s first book, published in 1991, was an immediate best-seller. Many, like Sir Chris Bonington, were stunned by the ‘magical depth of colour’ and ‘superb sharpness’ of the extraordinary images, while others commented on the originality of the text, which explored the whole philosophy of mountaineering as well as the different ways in which we may see and photograph a mountain landscape.

Sadly, after three print runs, this modern classic has long been out of print; however, the text may be downloaded as a pdf here.


  • Winner of the Thomas Cook Illustrated Travel Book Award 1992

Review quotes

  • Quite simply the best book of British landscape photographs you are ever likely to see.
    The Guardian
  • The best volume on our mountains that I’ve ever come across.
    On the Edge
  • Here at last is a photographer who really understands the mountains and their moods.
    Mountain Magazine
  • A notable advance in mountain photography.
    World Magazine
  • The definitive British mountain photography book of the ’90s.
    High Magazine

Text-only version the whole book:

 Eyes to the Hills (216 kb)

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