The Flame of Adventure

The Flame of Adventure

eBook (04 May 2009) | English

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Synopsis

Simon Yates, author of Against the Wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber - the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the moment, when experience was all-important and dramatic achievements and failures came as naturally as the hair-raising risks themselves.

A mountaineering travelogue of dazzling variety, The Flame of Adventure moves from the camaraderie of deprived Russian climbers in the little-known peaks in the Tien Shan to the awesome experience of the North Face of the Eiger, from a rumbustious motorbike ride across Australia with a psychotic lorry driver. We meet a remarkable gallery of climbers, from Doug Scott to Joe Simpson, and, when not exploring high mountains, we enter the bizarre world of rope access workers: mavericks balancing high above building sites on the London skyline.

Book information

ISBN: 9781409023999
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.522
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 220
Weight: -1g