If you have ever done any climbing, mountaineering or walking in the countryside or wilder places, then you must read this book.
"Quest into the Unknown" is a biggish book, but it is conveniently broken down into small chapters, so it is very easy to pick up at any time for an enjoyable short read. However you just might not be able to put it down!
The book also has many first class photographs that detail the exotic and little travelled parts of the world that Tony Howard has explored and climbed in. They also show the varied landscapes, cultures and peoples.
Tony grew up in the Greenfield, Saddleworth (Northern Edge of the Peak District) area. His first climbs and his contributions to the early guide books, inspired many people of all ages. Now it will be "Quest into the Unknown" that will inspire many more readers.
Every trip is an adventure and as the title states, mostly “into the unknown”. Tony writes vividly about each adventure, whether it be crossing a desert area for days sat on the top of a train, wading through pools at the bottom of a steep and narrow canyon, discovering and climbing magnificent crack lines and meeting and getting to know local people. Some of which have become close friends and fellow adventurers.
Tony & Di have been quite modest about their vast and varied achievements and explorations in many parts of the world and also nearer to home. Very few people have done, or been able to do what Tony has (and is still doing)!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It only left me with the feeling that perhaps I should have done a lot more myself!