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Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk Paperback – 20 Dec 2002

4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (20 Dec. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841953407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841953403
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It's a fascinating book about a fascinating man, and is certainly the book on Haston. If you have even a passing interest in Haston or the British climbing/mountaineering scene from the 50's to the 70's, of which Haston was undoubtedly one of the biggest characters, this book is worth every penny" (Customer review,

"This biography does not pull any punches. Great for the armchair climber" (Customer review,


Prehaps the most colourful character in British mountaineering, and a man who commanded international respect, Dougal Haston was one of the world's first mountaineers and a man with a rock-star-like reputation for heavy drinking, brawling and womanizing. Dougal led the first ascent of the Eiger Direct, featured in the BBC's "Old Man of Hoy" and performed startling feats on Everest and other great mountains. Jeff Connor had full access to Dougal's private journals, and reveals his developing ideas on philosophy - as well as his true thoughts on his peers - bringing to life one of the sport's most enduring figures.

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