High Risk: The Golden Age of Himalayan Climbing (Hardback)Brian Hall (author), Joe Simpson (foreword)
Winner of the Boardman Tasker Award
Winner of the Kekoo Naoroji Book Award
Winner of the NZMFF Mountain & Adventure Narrative Award
'Dazzling adventures recalled with wisdom and affection.' -Stephen Venables
The golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, from the mid 1970s to the '80s, brought forth a generation of radical young climbers. With tiny budgets and high ambitions they pioneered small scale, 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 too often lost, their lives to stand on some of the world's highest peaks at a turning point in mountaineering history.
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 30 mm
'An absolutely spellbinding read.'-- Adele Pennington, (Mountaineer)
'A frank, first hand account of a bold, high-octane generation of British climbers.'-- Bernadette McDonald, author of Winter 8000
'Big characters who loved life close to the edge.'-- Ed Douglas, author of Himalaya, a human history
'A riveting insight into the legendary characters of a remarkable climbing era.'-- Mick Fowler, mountaineer and author
'Dazzling adventures recalled with wisdom and affection.'-- Stephen Venables, mountaineer and author
A major milestone in Alpine literature.-- John Porter, author of One Day as a Tiger
High Risk captures the spirit of an era... Ascents not bettered and hardly equalled since.-- Leo Houlding, climber and adventurer
'Full of humour, affection and respect, High Risk: Climbing to Extinction takes the reader to the heart and soul of the golden age of UK climbing.'-- Marni Jackson * Chair of the Boardman Tasker 2022 judging panel *
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