Life and Limb - A True Story of Tragedy and Survival Against the Odds

Jamie Andrew

ISBN 10: 0749950072 / ISBN 13: 9780749950071
Published by Portrait, 2003
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An account of the struggle to come to terms with the consequences of a ferocious storm encountered at 10,000ft on the north face of Les Droites in the french Alps in 1999. The author lost his companion as well as his hands and feet due to frostbite. An inspiring story of determination to overcome disability. Size: 16 x 24cm. Bookseller Inventory # 1581

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Title: Life and Limb - A True Story of Tragedy and ...

Publisher: Portrait

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Jamie Andrew's rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm on Mont Blanc has passed into Alpine legend; his survival was miraculous - but his close friend died in his arms and Jamie himself lost both his hands and legs to frostbite. His description of that episode is both enthralling and harrowing. The book also describes Jamie's life since he learnt to walk again on prosthetic legs - and since then he has married his long-term girlfriend, Anna, and, astonishingly, both climbed Mont Blanc again and ran in the London Marathon.

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Jamie Andrew, who lives in Edinburgh, was a leading mountaineer for over a decade before the tragic events of January 1998. He regularly gives lectures and speeches to mountaineering clubs and universities on his experiences.

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