With an introduction by Doug Scott and Robin Campbell
Dougal Haston completed this book shortly before his death while skiing (off-piste) above Leysin in 1977. The accident is strangely foretold in the book. In this gripping narrative Haston gives us a fascinating portrayal of the intense world of climbers and their single-minded drive to succeed. Alongside Whymper and Mummery, Dougal Haston remains one of the cult figures of British climbing. His racy and well-written novel on climbing in Scotland and the Alps provides key insights into the passions that drove him (and also useful technical tips on how to maintain oneself for days on end during a mjor winter ascent).Buy this book from Cordee
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