‘Man with world’s best job’ to address Galway Walking Club event

Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds

A man who spends his life wandering among the most beautiful peaks and mountains in the world will next week address a special event to be held in the city by Galway Walking Club.

Since the 1970s, Kev Reynolds has written more than 50 books about the best mountain walking routes in the world. A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev’s desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, guiding, photography and lecturing.

Spending several months every year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World’s Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for many more years.

Kev has written more than 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. “I’m the man with the world’s best job, earning a modest crust by writing and lecturing about some of the most scenically spectacular places on earth; spending many weeks each year with camera, notebook and tape recorder wandering among mountains straight out of dreams.

“Someone once said that all who love the wild places are incurable dreamers. That’s certainly true of me! How about you,?” he asks.

His visit to Galway, hosted by the Galway Walking Club takes place next Wednesday January 25, when he addresses an event in the Westwood House Hotel at 7.30pm.

Admission for the general public is €10 but for Mountaineering Ireland members,a reduced admission fee of €5 will apply.

This event will provide a unique insight into the world of one of the most successful guidebook writers. Kev will share unbelievable and believable stories of the many people and places he has encountered,

A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, Kev also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies.

The Galway Walking Club was established in 1994 and is a vibrant, active walking club that caters for ramblers, hill walkers and short walkers of all levels. See its website: galwaywalkingclub.wordpress.com

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