Slender Thread by Stephen Venables
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Slender Thread
By Stephen Venables

A Slender Thread

Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

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Slender Thread by Stephen Venables

Book Description

Together 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099279068
ISBN-10: 0099279061
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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First Ascent by Stephen Venables First Ascent, Paperback (May 2014)

An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history.

Higher Than the Eagle Soars by Stephen Venables Higher Than the Eagle Soars, Paperback (September 2008)

Explores how and - more importantly - why the author became a mountaineer. This book reveals a series of adventures on four continents. It features the author's dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung face of Everest.

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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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