"One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." (Winner - Boardman Tasker Prize) "Painstakingly researched and well crafted, this remarkable book acknowledges the significance of Polish mountaineers during the golden age of Himalayan exploration. Fascinating." (ANDY CAVE)"
About the Author
Bernadette McDonald is the founding vice president of Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre in Canada and author of seven books on international mountaineering, including: Tomaz Humar (Random House UK, 2008); Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston (The Mountaineers Books, 2007) and I'll Call You in Kathmandu; The Elizabeth Hawley Story (The Mountaineers Books, 2005). In addition to the prizes scooped by Freedom Climbers, McDonald is the winner of numerous awards, including Italy's ITAS Prize for mountain writing (2010) and is a two-time winner of India's Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature (2009 and 2008). She has also received the Alberta Order of Excellence (2010), the Summit of Excellence Award from The Banff Centre (2007), the King Albert Award for international leadership in the field of mountain culture and environment (2006), and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).