A Test of Will
One Man's Extraordinary Story of Survival
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Test of Will by Warren MacDonald
Book DescriptionThe gripping tale of one man s survival in the wilderness. On the night of April 9, 1997, Warren Macdonald took his final step as a "complete" human being. A fit and experienced hiker, Macdonald had set out with a new Dutch companion to make the grueling climb to the top of Australia s spectacular Mount Bowen. They lost their way after a full day on the trail and pitched camp beside a narrow creek. Shortly after dusk, as he scrambled up an embankment away from the creek in the darkness, Macdonald was horrified to hear a loud crack. A second later he was lying in the creek bed, both his legs pinned by a giant boulder. What had begun as a two-day adventure had suddenly turned into a nightmare. Try as they might, the two men could not budge the massive piece of granite. There was nothing for it: Macdonald s companion would have to hike out at dawn and make a solitary, perilous descenta journey of at least eight hoursto get help. A gifted storyteller, Macdonald captures the terror and high drama of his hours alone in the wilderness, but he also writes eloquently about his life both before and after the accident."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553650645
(216mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Greystone Books
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
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Warren Macdonald, a fit and experienced hiker, set out to make the grueling climb to the top of Australia's spectacular Mount Bowen. It was to end as a nightmare, with Macdonald lying in a creek bed, both legs pinned by a giant boulder. Here, Macdonald captures the terror and drama of the experience.
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