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The author recounts his participation in many mountain climbing expeditions from Great Britain and the Alps to the Himalayas, and describes how mountaineering has changed over the years
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This is one of those rare birds, the book that brings it all together into one bound work of quality. The pictures are what strike you straight off -- color shots of impossible climbs up unspeakable mountains in China, Europe and Nepal. Then you read the text, and the adventures unfold in easy, engaging stories. Bonington's mountaineering expertise is impressive, and his book is a gem.From Publishers Weekly:
He may be the most distinguished mountaineer of our time; since 1951, Bonington has amassed an impressive record of ascents from Chile to China, Alps to Himalayas and in his native Britain. He has described some of his climbs in The Everest Years , Kongur and other books. Here he recaps his adventures, augmenting the text with his spectacular photographs that provide a visual record of his major ascents. Bonington agonizes over the loss of companions on the high peaks: "Were we reckless or just unlucky?" This fine illustrated biography gives the reader a sense of what it is like to be compelled to climb mountains.
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Book Description Sierra Club Books, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Gift quality, Fine. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Seller Inventory # 81260061