For all those who wonder what motivates men and women to risk their lives in the mountains, this portrait of a driven, tortured personality provides the answer. The publication coincides with the 25th anniversary of Haston's death.
Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Jeff Connor was born in Manchester and was educated at Bury Grammar School where his studies lost out to mountains at the age of 15. Since then he has climbed at home and abroad in between a full-time occupation as sports writer and author.Review :
"A worthy homily to one of the gaints of mountaineering that will delight committed fans." "Dougal Haston was not only one of Britain's most outstanding moun]taineers, he was the closest to being a cult figure." "Connor's skill is to look beneath the facts--the amazing exploits on Everest, Mount McKinley and Eiger--and explore the unique mix of arrogance, loneliness, and steel which drove Haston. If Connor cannot quite anwer the question why, then he goes as far to answering it as it is possible for ordinary mortals to go."
Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Description du livre Canongate Books, 2002. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX184195215X
Description du livre Canongate Books, 2002. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P11184195215X