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HIMALAYAN CLIMBER: A LIFETIME'S QUEST TO THE WORLD'S GREAT PEAKS Doug Scott 1992 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Scott, Doug
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London, 1992, 1st edition. 196 pp, 400+ color photos. Large format hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine. 

Doug Scott has climbed Everest, Kangchenjunga, Shivling, Nuptse, Shishapangma and Broad Peak, plus many others around the world of lesser rank. This is his autobiography of a lifetime in the mountains. 

This book is larger and heavier than a usual book, so extra postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail or International Mail.

'One of the finest picture books on mountaineering I have ever seen. The photos are ravishing, full of life and color and action.' Steve Roper American Alpine Journal'

A detailed record of Scott's career, with every picture a non-climber would ever want to see of mountains, rock walls and granite peaks around the world -- a scrapbook of stunning photographs for climbers and aficionados.' Washington Post'
 
Himalayan Climber retraces -- with breathtaking photos -- the author's lifetime of ascending major ranges.' Chicago Tribune
 
Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition. Their success was achieved from the basis of one of the last old-style expeditions to attempt a major new climb, but the evolution that followed totally transformed the way climbers tackled the greatest peaks.
 
During their descent Scott and Haston were forced to make a hazardous bivouac in a snow hole at the extreme height of 8750 metres. Normally this would have killed or crippled them, but by drawing on all their experience they survived it unscathed. It was thus clear that with a bolder approach based on better techniques, and also by taking advantage of improved equipment, the menace of high altitude could be handled. Thereafter, an elite international group, of which Scott was a leading member, began tackling the highest peaks in the rapid style used in the Alps.
 
Scott soon completed a string of major climbs on Shishapangma, Shivling, Nuptse, and, notably, on Kangchenjunga, where his North Ridge ascent (with Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker) ranks among the great Himalayan climbs.
 
These successes could not have been achieved without a deep inner confidence and an instinct developed through years of experience in climbing throughout the world. He has visited the ranges of the Sahara and East Africa, Iceland, the great peaks of Canada, Alaska, and the Soviet Union, making important first ascents on Denali, Pik Lenin, and Mount Kenya.
 
He has also maintained a continuing interest in big-wall climbing in Yosemite, the Rockies, the Dolomites, and Baffin Island.
 
But it is the Greater Himalayan range that has remained the central theme of his climbing, and over twenty-six visits he has climbed in its most fabled regions, including the Hindu Kush, Tibet, the Karakoram, Ladakh, and Bhutan. It is in this serene mountain remoteness, amongst people with a lifestyle so different from our own, that Scott finds the ideal atmosphere in which to savor and understand the aftermath of a big climb: being allowed to see that which is normally hidden by the complexities of modern life.
 
'Scott is a killed photographer, and this new edition of his pictorial record of a remarkable climbing career has been keenly awaited. In his own words 'the photos are of the climbs that have captured my imagination, have taken me out of myself, gripped with fear shattered with exhaustion, or filled with wonder just to be there. If they stimulate and motivate others to take a step into the unknown, then this book will have been of some value.' Inside Flap Copy'

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