This is a photographic autobiography of Britain's most prolific and experienced expedition climber who has been particularly successful in advancing Himalayan climbing. Although Scott has climbed areas throughout the world in the Soviet Union, USA, Canada, Alaska, Sahara, Baffin Island, Kenya, Iceland and Norway it is for his sequence of major Himalayan climbs that he is most renowned. Of particular relevance are his ascents of the South West Face of Everest in 1975, the North of Kanchungunga in 1979, the Ogre in 1977 and the South Face of Shisa Pangma in 1982. From the author of "Big Wall Climbing" and "Shisha Pangma".
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Born in 1941, Doug Scott began climbing at the age of 12 at Black Rocks in Derbyshire. He progressed to the cliffs of Ogwen in Snowdonia and became a climbing instructor. Aged 17 he completed his first Alpine season. In the 1960s Doug began new routing on the Derwent Valley limestone, putting up many lines such as Cataclysm and Highlight, and in 1965, aged 24, went on his first expedition to the Tibesti Mountains. Doug Scott has made 45 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia. He has reached the summit of 40 peaks. Apart from his climb up the South West Face of Everest with Dougal Haston during Chris Bonington's Expedition of 1975, he has made all his climbs in lightweight or alpine style, without the use of artificial oxygen. He has reached the highest peaks on all seven continents - 'the seven summits'. He is a past President of the Alpine Club and was made a CBE in 1994. In 1999 he received the Royal Geographical Society Patron's Gold Medal, and in 2000 made the first ascent of Targo Ri, 6,572 metres, in Tibet. He continues to climb, write and lecture, avidly supporting the charity Community Action Nepal.Review:
'One of the finest picture books on mountaineering I have ever seen. The photos are ravishing, full of life and colour and action.' (Steve Roper, American Alpine Journal). 'The odyssey of a man who has made mountains a way of life.' (Lord Hunt, The Alpine Journal). 'Original and inspiring - how many could amass a portfolio of such consistently interesting, entertaining and illuminating photographs, most of them action pictures taken in difficult circumstances.' (Stephen Venables, High Magazine).
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Descripción Diadem Books, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110906371937
Descripción Diadem Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0906371937 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1447085