Brendan Gallagher - Columnist and Features writer for the Telegraph

Goding was tasked with tramping around Europe photographing said climbs and mountains in all their glory and differing moods. I'm not a jealous man but I want his job! His artwork - some of the pictures just that - dovetails beautifully with Friebe's words as his images concentrate on the terrain, beauty and challenge laid out in front.

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Richard Williams - Chief Sports writer at the Guardian

Meanwhile, cyclists experiencing withdrawal symptoms following the end of the road racing season are directed to Mountain High (Quercus, £20), a handsome volume by the photographer Pete Goding and the writer Daniel Friebe, who examine 50 great European climbs. Taking them in ascending order, they start with the malicious little Koppenberg, a feature of the Tour of Flanders, and end atop the 3,384m summit of the snow-capped Pico de Veleta, where the air is so thin that a rider's oxygen intake is only 67% of that at sea level.

Richard Williams - Chief Sports writer at the Guardian

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Mountain Higher – Daniel Friebe and Pete Goding

Rouleur online

The sequel to Friebe and Goding’s Mountain High could so easily have been a damp squib cash in. Thankfully, having covered most of the great climbs in the first edition, the duo dug deeper to uncover lesser-known but equally fabulous mountains, many in locations rarely considered by the cycling fan.

Beastly but beautiful ascents in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, even Scotland, feature alongside the usual destinations in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites. Friebe’s accompanying text mixes race history with well-researched local anecdotes to good effect, while Goding’s images of deserted roads winding into the distance are gorgeous.

Mountain Higher is a book that will have you reaching for a map, checking out flights and planning next summer’s cycling trip. Inspiring.

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Amazon Mountain High over 80 reviews

Unbelievable imagery

It is hard to put into words the visual masterpiece that Goding has compiled in Mountain Higher.

By Nick Spearing (Cycling Republic)

Cycling Heaven.

Fantastic,great pictures and a wonderful insight into each stage.The details and the stories of how specific stages and tunnels were constructed is amazing.This book has impressed me so much,I have booked a holiday in the French Alps,purely to go and see some of the places in this book.

By Mavrick (Cycling Heaven) on 1 Feb. 2012

Amazon Mountain higher over 20 reviews

What a beautiful book!

Very like the first and with the same mixture of stunning photography, cycling history, factual information and anecdote. However there are far fewer world famous climbs and plenty of less well known but equally wild and beautiful climbs. Keep ‘em coming boys.

By T. Deegan on 15 Feb. 2014

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 Val-d'Isère, Rhône-Alpes Love this shot! I look so happy but also cheeky! thanks so much @pgoding and @equity_club for an awesome few days

4 X Winter Olympian. Adventure seeker, cheesy smiler and challenger of physical boundaries!!

Chemmy Alcott @ChemmySki
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 Pete is a master at what he does and had a wide range of experience from action shots to portrait pictures.I recently worked with Pete at the Olympic stadium in London.  He has the ability to get great pictures with a minimum amount of fuss.  Highly recommended.

Chris Boardman MBE

 I've worked with Pete Goding for 15 years and travelled all over Europe on shoots with him. Painstaking, professional, and with a great attention to detail, he has shot many beautiful images — Passchendaele at dawn and Tuscany at sunset for example — and always been a great travelling companion. We've also often covered international sport together, including many years of the Tour de France, the most gruelling event for the media, as well as the athletes.

Jeremy Whittle
Correspondent to The Times, editor Club Life magazine, author and collaborator, Bad Blood and Racing Through The Dark

 I've worked with Pete for over five years. From serene landscapes to high adrenaline adventure shoots, I can always rely on Pete to be creative, dedicated and inspirational. A fantastic photographer who always produces excellent results that exceed expectations every time!

Sophie Porter
Brand Manager, Inspiring Learning

 Peter is a superb photographer who works creatively and quickly. He's provided Cycle Sport magazine with excellent portraits and high-quality racing images, which demonstrates his versatility and his reputation within the cycling industry is extremely good. I'm looking forward to working with him again.

Edward Pickering
Deputy Editor, Cycle Sport magazine

Pete's photo agency has really seen some progressive growth over the last few years, particularly in sports like professional bike racing and motor sport. Now part of the establishment at the major cycling events around the globe, Pete seems to have a real knack in gaining the respect from the sports people he works with, and this comes through in the images he produces.

I would certainly recommend anyone requiring sports photography, or in need of a commission for a specific brief, to check out Pete's site www.petegodingphotography.com

James Poole
Director at Sports Press International Ltd

 Cyclingnews.com is the biggest cycling-related website in the world and on more than on occasion Peter has provided images from races and events. His photos are always sent in a timely manner, his work professional and his attitude always helpful.

Daniel Benson
Managing Editor at Cyclingnews.com

Pete’s client list includes:

  • Atout France (French Tourist Board)
  • Press Association (PA Images)
  • Action Images (Thomson Reuters 2010/11)
  • Real Homes Magazine Hachette Filipacchi
  • Times Newspaper
  • Men's Heath UK - Hearst
  • Ideal Home
  • Cyclist magazine (Dennis)
  • Procycling magazine (Immediate Media)
  • Inspiring Learning Ltd
  • Penguin Books
  • Boundless (Motoring & Leisure Services)
  • House Beautiful



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Mountain Higher


Mountain High & Mountain Higher are available on Amazon and the App store. Mountain High was published in 2012 & was co-authored by Pete Goding, it has now been translated into 10 different languages.

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