A Slender Thread
Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
By (author) Stephen Venables
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Slender Thread by Stephen Venables
Book DescriptionTogether with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield. This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival, and of the brilliant, committed teamwork which brought him to safety.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099279068
(197mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known mountain guide Rob Collister. With a foreword from renowned mountaineer Stephen Venables, this collection of essays communicates Collister's connection with the global landscapes he explores, while demonstrating knowledge and appreciation of the flora and fauna that thrive there today.
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)View all books by Stephen Venables
An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history.
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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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