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.
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.