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Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition

Greig, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0091620600 / ISBN 13: 9780091620608
Edité par Hutchinson, United Kingdom, 1985
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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1st ed. Fine in Near Fine dj with a light crease in the front flap. N° de réf. du libraire 106798

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Titre : Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair ...

Éditeur : Hutchinson, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1985

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : 1st Ed.

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When poet Andrew Greig was asked by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. ''''Summit Fever'''' has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit, insight and the haunting beauty of its writing. Much more than a book about climbing, it celebrates the risk, joy and adventure of being alive.

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"For all armchair adventurers who have ever wondered what it would be like to climb in the Himalayas." Geographical

When poet Andrew Greig was asked by the near-legendary Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. Already something of a classic in adventure literature, Summit Fever has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit and insight, and the haunting beauty of its writing. Much more than a book about climbing, it celebrates the risk, joy and adventure of being alive.

Greig went on to write another climbing book, Kingdoms of Experience, and award-winning collections of poetry, as well as several novels, the most recent of which, In Another Light, won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award.

"Achingly talented. A rare find." On The Edge
"An excellent read, one of the best expedition books so far." Climber

Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize

Front cover photograph of author above Mustagh Tower Base Camp, at dusk. Lobsang Spire behind. (Photograph by A. Greig)
Photo of Andrew Greig by Mal Duff

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