Higher Than the Eagle Soars
A Path to Everest
By (author) Stephen Venables
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Higher Than the Eagle Soars by Stephen Venables
Book DescriptionHigh and wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest's history and by Lord Hunt as 'one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive'. As Venables writes: 'Although we didn't go seeking deliberately an epic near-death experience, it did turn out that way - the ultimate endurance test for which all the previous adventures seemed, retrospectively, to be a preparation.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099505440
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Venables
One Day as a Tiger, Paperback (May 2015)
Grand Prize Winner - Banff Mountain Book Festival. One Day As A Tiger is John Porter's poignant memoir of Alex MacIntyre, one of British mountaineering's leading figures before his death in 1982. It shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst and draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant legend.
First Ascent, Paperback (May 2014)
An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history.
Ollie, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Stephen Venables
At two, Ollie lost all his speech, as autism turned his life into a baffling challenge. Ollie had extraordinary courage and endurance. Time after time he bounced back, determined to enjoy life. He was obstinate, mischievous, playful, flirtatious, quixotic, funny. This is the story of the journey of Ollie.
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Author Biography - Stephen Venables
Stephen Venables is best known as the mountaineer who in 1988 became the first Briton to climb Everest without oxygen - one of many pioneering expeditions around the world. He began climbing while at Oxford in the early 1970s, and has written eight books about his mountain travels, winning the Boardman Tasker Prize, the King Albert Medal and the Grand Award at Banff International Mountain Literature Festival. He has also appeared in several television documentaries and worked on two IMAX movies - appearing in Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure and writing Alps - Giants of Nature. His most recent book, Ollie, was a Sunday Times bestseller. He is President of the Alpine Club in the year of its 150th anniversary. He lives in Bath with his wife and son.
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