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Newsletter No 27 March 2009

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to our March 2009 newsletter 27. Below are three items:
1. Suscriber discount
2. Out on 1 March: Everest guidebook
3. Cowal Way available to pre-order

OK, I know it isn't March just yet, but I wanted to update you with our news before I leave for the Dingle Way (where I'm checking route changes for our new edition).

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1. Subscriber discount: £2.50 off, valid to 18 March

Claim £2.50 off each order with minimum spend £11.

Order online (click the Buy tab above) and enter the code strider113 at step 2. Remember, p&p is free in UK and Air Mail subsidised. The discount is valid to 18 March. And if you need longer, you'll have to subscribe to Strider magazine which comes with membership of the Long Distance Walkers Association) for whom this discount was set up.

If you have a Loyalty discount (10% with no minimum spend), there's no time limit, but you can't use both discounts at once. (If you haven't already claimed a loyalty discount, simply email with Loyalty in the subject line, telling us why you qualify.) Don't forget the forums! There's been lots of interesting posts recently, and you can earn a loyalty discount just by posting enough, without even buying our books.

2. Out on 1 March: Everest guidebook

Hundreds of books have been written about Everest. Almost incredibly, however, nobody has published a guidebook that tells you how to climb it. We have risen to this challenge, and now bring you Harry Kikstra's Tardis-like pocket guidebook. Harry, a Dutch mountaineer and guide, tells it like it is, no dramatisation and no disguising the harsh realities. His 2006 team included Lincoln Hall, the Australian climber whose sherpas understandably left him for dead after he collapsed at 8650m (28,400 ft). As Lincoln says, Harry's book is "packed with practical help and mountain wisdom". Even if you've no intention of attempting Everest, read it for the fascinating armchair insight into exactly what is involved. It has 50 colour photographs, some a revelation, and clear mapping.

3. Cowal Way available to pre-order: published 1 May

We are really excited about this new route, which links the Kintyre Way to the West Highland Way across the Cowal peninsula. Having hiked the Cowal Way recently to check its directions in the deep snow of January, I was delighted to get the book off to repro last week. You can look inside, or view its gallery, or pre-order it here by clicking the Pre-order button. No money is taken from your card until the book is dispatched, probably on 1 May.

With best wishes from the team at Rucksack Readers, and thanks for reading

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