At The Top of the World

The Greatest Mountains on Earth (and how to climb them)


The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2024.

ISBN: 9781800660472 Category:

Robin Jacobs


The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters.

This is a gorgeous atlas of eight of the world’s greatest mountains on all its continents: Everest, Fuji, Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro, Denali, Pucak Jaya, Chimborazo and Vinson Massif.

Clear, accessible texts by Robin Jacobs break down the geography of each mountain, its flora and fauna, the history of its conquest, tales of local populations and indigenous mythologies, and finally, how best to climb it. The routes to the summit are explained as are the individual climbing challenges posed by each mountain.

Further chapters provide information on how mountains are formed, climbing terms, how to tie knots and what to do in case of an avalanche. A must have for any young explorer or climbing enthusiast!

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 29 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 13 August 2024
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Ed J. Brown
Dimensions 23 x 29 cm
Weight 300 g


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Ed Brown is British illustrator and writer living in Leipzig. His striking, humour-packed illustrations have featured in in various print publications. He is the author of Epic Animal Journeys (Cicada, 2022).

Robin Jacobs is a children's television writer and author with a degree in Earth Sciences. She is the author of Earth-Shattering Events (2019), The Mellons Build a House (2023) and All About Flags (2024).