The Villain

The Villain The Life of Don Whillans

eBook (30 Nov 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers. His epoch-making first ascent of Annapurna's South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made - but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself.

Whillans carried within himself a sense of personal invincibility, forceful, direct and uncompromising. It gave him sporting superstar status - the flawed heroism of a Best, a McEnroe, an Ali. In his own circle, his image was the working-class hero on the rock-face, laconic and bellicose, ready to go to war with the elements or with any human who crossed his path on a bad day.

Book information

ISBN: 9781446409480
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.522092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 354
Weight: -1g