About the Author
Jim Perrin is a rock climber and acclaimed travel writer, contributing to the Guardian (including its Country Diary), the Telegraph and several climbing magazines. He has twice won the Boardman Tasker Prize. His recent books include West: A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss , Snowdon and Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration . He lives in France but regularly returns to his beloved Wales.