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SUMMIT FEVER: THE STORY OF AN ARMCHAIR CLIMBER ON THE 1984 MUSTAGH TOWER EXPEDITION Andrew Greig 1985 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ New
By Greig, Andrew
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London, 1985, 1st edition. 281 pp, color photos, index. A delightfully told tale of the second ascent of Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram. The expedition was led by Mal Duff. [Neate a18.] Original cloth black hardcover with silver lettering on spine; dust jacket; As New.

'This is an account of the successful ascent of the Mustagh Tower in 1984 by previously little-known British climbers, and a description of the author's own feelings and experiences as a novice climber on a full-blown Himalayan expedition.

The reader follows him through his preparations, the problems of adjustment, the last-minute negotiation of financial and bureaucratic obstacles, the joys and hazards of the approach route from Rawalpindi through Baltistan. Andrew Greig depicts the stark and hostile beauty of the highest mountain range in the world, as well as the warm fellowship at Base Camp and above. Andrew Greig gives portraits of the members of the team, going some way towards answering the inevitable questions of why climbers climb.' 

Recognized as a mountaineering classic; an adventure narrative with a twist.

Not many people begin climbing with a major ascent in the Himalaya. Andrew Greig did.

In 1984, never having climbed before, he was invited to accompany a British team as a journalist on an ultimately successful ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Himalaya. In a fresh take on climbing narrative, Greig offers a dramatic, often amusing, account of this very unusual first climb.

With candid, hilarious, and engaging insight Greig takes his readers through his preparations for the climb, the problems of adjustment, and the joys and hazards of the approach route and climb. All of these episodes are seen fresh through the eyes of a man with no experience in the climbing world, and who is looked upon with some suspicion by his seasoned teammates, whom he views quite affectionately. This tale is sure to remain high on everyone's list of mountaineering favorites.


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