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Description - The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters by Hamish MacInnes

This text has 35 first-hand accounts of mountain rescues and self-rescues, including the first draft of "Touching the Void". The volume spans five continents - from the Appalachians to Mount Cook, from Peak Lenin to Siula Grande. The stories included involve far more than rescue: invariably the rescuers find themselves in their own grim battle for survival. Caught on the mountain, no-one is safe. Stories vary from the archetypal nightmare of Tony Kurtz, seen to frreze to death by his stranded rescuers as he hung off the Eiger, to events that unfolded on the Grand Teton as rescuers escaped being clubbed to death by their reluctant rescuees.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841196756
ISBN-10: 1841196754
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Robinson Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hamish MacInnes

Hamish MacInnes pioneered mountain-rescue techniques and equipment. He is the author of Climb to the Lost World and The International Mountain Rescue Handbook.

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