Against the Wall

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Januar 1998



An account of Yeates' ascent of one of the world's largest vertical rock faces, the 4,000 foot Central Tower of Paine in Chile. The greatest difficulties come not from the elements but from within themselves; crippled with fear the team is forced into a retreat but after resting return to complete the climb.


Simon Yates has climbed extensively in the Himalayas and the Andes, and travelled through India, Kazakhstan and Australia. His first book, Against the Wall, was runner-up for the Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature.


"Elegiac, immensely readable, full of the real excitement of climbing" -- M. John Harrison Times Literary Supplement "An engaging book, both the story of another great climb and a wistful acknowledgement that nothing, in any area of our lives, is ever quite what it seems" -- Sara Wheeler Literary Review
EAN: 9780099766414
ISBN: 0099766418
Untertitel: illustrations (chiefly colour) maps, portraits (some colour). Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1998
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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