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IN BALANCE: TWENTY YEARS OF MOUNTAINEERING JOURNALISM 1989 Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Peter Gillman
By Gillman, Peter
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London, 1989, 1st edition. 252 pp, 19 b/w photos. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

SIGNED by Peter Gillman


Gillman covers mountaineering as a reporter for the London Times. These are forty of his finest articles. 'Peter Gillman is a climber who has been interpreting mountaineering for the national press for over twenty years. His first assignment was to cover the 1966 winter ascent of the Eiger where he witnessed John Harlin's death on the route that was to bear his name. Since then he has written about the sport's triumphs and tragedies, its rows, mysteries and fashions, travelling to do so from the Scottish Highlands to the Patagonian ice-cap.

He follows the Himalayan careers of Bonington, Haston, Boardman, Tasker and Venables, the climbing feats of Patey, Brown, Fawcett and Leach. He recounts the bolting scandal on Cerro Torre, discusses whether Mallory and Irvine might have climbed Everest in 1924, examines bogus route claims and disputed mountain techniques. He discusses rescue technique with MacInnes and the element of risk with Burke. He also takes in an interview with Captain Noel, and an experience of caving. 


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