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Jim Ryan is a chartered civil engineer with a passion for the outdoors, who has had several successful guidebooks and one work of fiction published. He has a particular interest in geology and a love of mountains. Aconcagua and its region made a significant impression on him on his first journey there as part of an expedition to one of the world's great mountains in 1999. He returned on two further expeditions. Jim has been climbing the mountains of Nerja for over 15 years. His guide to these mountains is his way of repaying Nerja and Andalucía for many years of pleasure; his share of the proceeds go to Cudeca, a cancer hospice charity in the province of Malaga.
Guidebook to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama mountains in the Spanish region of Axarquía. The 24 day walks are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol. Routes range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs. The mountains are largely limestone, with some summits reaching over 2000m.
Guidebook to climbing Aconcagua, with route descriptions for trekkers to the Normal and Vacas Valley Routes. They take 12 and 14 days to complete respectively and cover a variety of difficult mountain terrain up to 6962m - suitable for experienced walkers and mountaineers. Also included are treks in the Vallecitos and Tupungata ranges.