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Summit Fever: An Armchair Climber's Initiation to Glencoe, Mortal Terror and the Himalayan Matterhorn [Paperback]

Andrew Greig , Joe Simpson
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10 Nov 2005
When poet Andrew Greig was asked by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. Summit Fever has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit, insight and the haunting beauty of its writing. Much more than a book about climbing, it celebrates the risk, joy and adventure of being alive.

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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; New Ed edition (10 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841957135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841957135
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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* A wonderful, gritty expedition book. -- Chris Bonnington

About the Author

Andrew Greig was born and brought up in Scotland. He has published many collections of poetry, including Men on Ice (Canongate) and two novels, Electric Brae (Canongate), which was short-listed for the MacVitie's Prize and received a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Return of John MacNab (Headline), which topped the Scottish best-seller list in 1996. He took part in a number of Himalayan expeditions and from his experiences wrote Summit Fever (Hutchinson) and Kingdoms of Experience (Hutchinson).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great expedition book 1 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is a gem. A really good expedition book, and one of the best I've read in this genre, and goodness knows I've read enough of them. As the blurb says, Andrew Greig is a writer who climbs rather than a climber who writes. So he's not afraid to include honest accounts of relationships in the group; ups and downs. And his accounts of the climb are great, as well as his appreciation of local people and landscapes. A poet's book. Read his poems too!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely magnificent! 11 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A wonderfull account of all the different perspectives on climbing by different people. Beautifully written, witty and a story that takes you right there. One feels part of the whole expedition, just as if sitting by the radio. As a reader you feel that you know the climbers and get to care about all of them. A moving introduction by Joe Simpson also adds to the book. It made me all feel alive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling acount of a himalayan expedition 21 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Thoroughly enjoyable book, even for a non climber. Greig brings his outsiders eye, and beautiful language to an account of the climbing of Mustagh Tower. Anyone who has ever looked at a peak and wanted to be there will enjoy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Wonderfully written account of a novice climber's visit to the Himalaya while still fresh enough to smell the adrenaline. Somewhat cryptic to Americans: who knows waht a "bin-man" is or what "shuffling doss" means, or even what the value of a British Pound in 1985 was? If you do email me. Most wonderfully it caputures the beauty of this mountain kindom and it's people before trekkers and guided climbers mucked up the culture and countryside.
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4.0 out of 5 stars mountains, peace, and people 7 July 2012
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This is an enjoyable account of the 1984 expedition which saw the summit of the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas attained for the fist time in 28 years. Andrew Grieg, who took part in the expedition, is a poet and novelist, and this shines through in the writing, which whilst about the expedition, is at least as much an exploration of friendship, love, and what it is to be human..

The sense of peace which the author seems to have achieved in the mountains is infectious and enjoyable, as is his accounts of the climbers and local people encountered along the way.

Whilst not as accomplished a piece of writing as his later novels and non fiction works, particularly At the Loch of the Green Corrie, this is the work of a writer in his relative youth, and energy and what it is to be young and determined shine through almost as much as the sense of peace which he achieves on the expedition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Greig - gift for a brother 6 Jan 2011
By Tee-A
Format:Paperback
i have not read this book, however, i have read all of his fiction and highly recommend this author; one of the best. i bought this for my brother who enjoys golf, hill walking and Scottish highlands - knowing Grieg's writing is so inspiring, this is bound to be good.
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