Up and About

Up and About Author : Doug Scott
Release : 2015-11-02
Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN : 1910240427
File Size : 82.26 MB
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Winner: Himalayan Club Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature ‘A full and fascinating portrait of one of the great figures of mountaineering.’ – Michael Palin ‘As well as relaying the literal ups and downs of the biggest walls and highest mountains in the world, Scott writes with honesty about the emotional and personal peaks and troughs of a life where family relationships are put under strain and life itself is so often at risk.’ – The Westmorland Gazette At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington’s epic expedition to the mountain’s immense south-west face. As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever – without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, frostbite. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller’s prophecy given to his mother: that her eldest son would be in danger in a high place with the whole world watching. Scott and Haston returned home national heroes with their image splashed across the front pages. Scott went on to become one of Britain’s greatest ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs in the remotest corners of the globe. His career spans the golden age of British climbing from the 1960s boom in outdoor adventure to the new wave of lightweight alpinism throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In Up and About, the first volume of his autobiography, Scott tells his story from his birth in Nottingham during the darkest days of war to the summit of the world. Surviving the unplanned bivouac without oxygen near the summit of Everest widened the range of what and how he would climb in the future. In fact, Scott established more climbs on the high mountains of the world after his ascent of Everest than before. Those climbs will be covered in the second volume of his life and times.

Writing Therapy: A Beautifully angled Novel About Growing Up and Breaking Down

Writing Therapy: A Beautifully angled Novel About Growing Up and Breaking Down Author : Tim Atkinson
Release : 2012-09-27
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN : 1447704908
File Size : 51.4 MB
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A beautifully-angled novel about growing up and breaking down', Writing Therapy is about a teenage girl re-writing her life-story. Unhappy with reality and reading more books than is good for her, Frances Nolan starts to think of her own life as a work of fiction - one that she is writing.

Wake Up Younger!

Wake Up Younger! Author : Samuel Gertman
Release : 1961
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Meliora Author :
Release : 1868
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The New-England Farmer

The New-England Farmer Author :
Release : 1858
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Harper's Author :
Release : 2010
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St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Author :
Release : 1891
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Pennsylvania Angler

Pennsylvania Angler Author :
Release : 1940
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The Black Elite

The Black Elite Author : Lois Benjamin
Release : 1991
Publisher : Burnham, Incorporated
File Size : 57.98 MB
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French Colonialism

French Colonialism Author : Henri Brunschwig
Release : 1966
Publisher : New York : Praeger
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I Know what I'm Worth

I Know what I'm Worth Author : Vicki Baum
Release : 1964
Publisher : London, M. Joseph 1964
File Size : 20.35 MB
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