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on 8 February 2009
The photographs in this book are superb and make you wonder how some of them were taken in such precarious situations. The Book is mostly pictorial interspersed with brief narratives of some of his spectacular climbs.
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!
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on 18 November 2009
The title, like the book itself, is understated and very matter of fact, but this only serves to highlight the extraordinary achievements of Doug Scott. As one of the world's leading climbers in the 70's and 80's, Doug Scott has climber the highest peaks in seven continents and was the first Briton to climb Everest. The book is full of fantastic photographs and tales of heroism. Highly recommeded, even to non-climbers.
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on 31 October 2010
This book gives an overview of Doug Scott's climbing career up to the end of the 1980's. It is a photography book and the pictures are absolutely wonderfull. The texts aren't very long and the book makes me curious for more reading, hopefully to be found in another book.
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on 4 November 2013
Loved every part of this book from the grass root beginnings to the expeditions across the planet. Fabulous photo's throughout, these alone make it worth purchasing.

In addition Scott seems to have climbed for the love of it, with no ego or pretentions. Scott appears to embody the saying about mountains being climbed 'because they're there'.

Scott's astonishing escape off the Ogre (with 2 broken legs) with Chris Bonnington (suffering pneumonia) is just one of many incredible tales.

Loved it.
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on 10 April 2013
I found this book rather difficult at first, but then acclimatised to Doug's writing style. He is very honest and critical of himself. fabulous photography too which is what you would expect from the man.
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on 8 April 2013
I love to read books about climbing exploites and once started find it difficult to put them down.
Well packaged and arrived on time.
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on 6 November 2015
One of the best mountaineering books by the first Britain to summit Everest
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on 29 August 2014
Book good quality and a great read.
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on 26 October 2015
Brilliant
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