What is it like in Australian high country? Author Matthew Higgins traces the mountain experience in a rich variety of ways. Firstly he talks of his own times in the alps as a bushwalker, cross-country skier, historian and oral history interviewer.
Then Matthew profiles a range of people who have worked, lived or played in the mountains: stockmen, skiers, Indigenous parks officers, rangers, brumby runners, foresters, authors, tourism operators and other.
Central themes of place, people and story are interwoven with concerns about environmental impact and climate change. An extensive collection of beautiful images helps to tell the magnificent mountain story, from Kosciusko to Kiandra, Brindabella to Bimberi and Bogong to Tidbinbilla and beyond.