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High Risk: Climbing to extinction (Hardback)
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High Risk: Climbing to extinction (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 01/09/2022
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The golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, brought forth a generation of radical young climbers. With tiny budgets and high ambitions they pioneered fast and light, alpine-style expeditions on mountains such as Jannu, Nuptse, Everest and K2.

In High Risk, Brian Hall recalls the outrageous adventures of eleven of his climbing friends who risked – and often lost – their lives to stand on some of the world’s highest peaks during a legendary period in mountaineering history.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781913207823
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘An absolutely spellbinding read.’ - Adele Pennington

‘Big characters who loved life close to the edge.’ - Ed Douglas

‘A riveting insight into the legendary characters of a remarkable climbing era.’ - Mick Fowler

‘Dazzling adventures recalled with wisdom and affection.’ - Stephen Venables

'High Risk captures the spirit of an era ... Ascents not bettered and hardly equalled since.' - Leo Houlding

‘Full of humour, affection and respect, High Risk takes the reader to the heart and soul of the golden age of UK climbing.’ - Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

'A major milestone in alpine literature.' John Porter – mountaineer, author and former Alpine Club President

'Entertaining, revealing, breathtaking, heartbreaking and confessional.' Stephen Goodwin – Kekoo Naoroji Book Award for Mountain Literature

'A poignant tale of friendships, lofty climbing goals, and, ultimately, tremendous loss.' Cameron M. Burns – American Alpine Journal - American Alpine Journal

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“such an amazing book”

This book was brilliant. I just couldn't put it down and I had to read it in one sitting. That I loved the most is how long it was. There was plenty of very interesting trips. It was so fascinating and exciting... More

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