With Friends in High Places
An Anatomy of Those Who Take to the Hills
By (author) Malcolm Slesser
With Friends in High Places by Malcolm Slesser
Book DescriptionMountain climbing, like life itself, is not without risk. Some brilliant climbers like Hermann Buhl and Dougal Haston have perished through a momentary lapse of judgement. Too many die young, failing to appreciate that safety lies in the awareness of danger. But the motivation for mountain climbing is not risk. It is the joy of exploration of the vertical, whether it be a virgin summit, a lonely precipice or simply a new line on a familiar rock face. It is the delicious matching of skill to the difficulties presented by the mountain. It is to heighten the senses in lonely remote places. With Friends in High Places is Malcolm Slesser's autobiographical account of almost 70 years of mountain exploration on every continent. He recalls perilous situations, such as the ill-fated Pamir expedition of 1962, and extreme locations, including the Arctic and the Tropics. This is an outstanding book that illuminates the beauty and danger of an environment in which all the obstacles between the individual and nature are removed.
Buy With Friends in High Places book by Malcolm Slesser from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781845961336
(198mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about With Friends in High Places book by Malcolm Slesser and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Malcolm Slesser
Malcolm Slesser is an author, mountaineer and energy analyst who is widely known in the world of hillwalking and mountaineering. His climbing career has spanned some 66 years, during which he has climbed and explored on every continent.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687