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Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges Hardcover – 19 Mar 1992
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'One of the finest picture books on mountaineering I have ever seen. The photos are ravishing, full of life and colour and action.' --(Steve Roper, American Alpine Journal).
'The odyssey of a man who has made mountains a way of life.' --(Lord Hunt, The Alpine Journal).
'Original and inspiring - how many could amass a portfolio of such consistently interesting, entertaining and illuminating photographs, most of them action pictures taken in difficult circumstances.' --(Stephen Venables, High Magazine). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Born in 1941, Doug Scott began climbing at the age of 12 at Black Rocks in Derbyshire. He progressed to the cliffs of Ogwen in Snowdonia and became a climbing instructor. Aged 17 he completed his first Alpine season. In the 1960s Doug began new routing on the Derwent Valley limestone, putting up many lines such as Cataclysm and Highlight, and in 1965, aged 24, went on his first expedition to the Tibesti Mountains. Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 40 peaks. Apart from his climb up the South West Face of Everest with Dougal Haston during Chris Bonington's Expedition of 1975, he has made all his climbs in lightweight or alpine style, without the use of artificial oxygen. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents - 'the seven summits'. He is a past President of the Alpine Club and was made a CBE in 1994. In 1999 he received the Royal Geographical Society Patron's Gold Medal, and in 2000 made the first ascent of Targo Ri, 6,572 metres, in Tibet. He continues to climb, write and lecture, avidly supporting the charity Community Action Nepal. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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A very easy descriptive, informative style of writing without being technical. What a wonderful man he is to have achieved so much. The first Englishman to summit Everest and what about his 2 mile crawl following breaking both legs on the Ogre.The book will take you out of yourself and away on high!