Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges

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The noted climber provides a photographic portrait of some of his major climbs, relates his experiences, and reflects on his career

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the finest picture books on mountaineering I have ever seen. The photos are ravishing, full of life and color and action."

Steve Roper American Alpine Journal

"A detailed record of Scott's career, with every picture a non-climber would ever want to see of mountains, rock walls and granite peaks around the world -- a scrapbook of stunning photographs for climbers and aficionados." Washington Post

"Himalayan Climber retraces -- with breathtaking photos -- the author's lifetime of ascending major ranges." Chicago Tribune

Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition. Their success was achieved from the basis of one of the last old-style expeditions to attempt a major new climb, but the evolution that followed totally transformed the way climbers tackled the greatest peaks.

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