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HAMISH MACINNES: THE FOX OF GLENCOE Hamish MacInnes 2021 1st ed New Hardcover Multiple copies available
By MacInnes, Hamish
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Scotland, 2021, 1st edition. 367 pages, 100+ color & b/w photos. This book is printed on a heavy weight, high grade paper, with a handsome linen cloth on the hard cover. No dust jacket was issued. The dark spots you can see on the cover are not soiling, they are images of rocks as the photo of MacInnes was taken on a snow covered mountain with rocks poking through. The book is New. 

This title is published by a subsidiary of a charity, the Scottish Mountaineering Trust, so the quality of the book represents a statement about Scotland and Hamish MacInnes, and not a commercial publisher. Forewords by Chris Bonington and Michael Palin.

This book weighs almost three pounds, so extra postage may be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail, or International Mail. 
 
Hamish MacInnes The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the field of mountaineering and mountain rescue.

Hamish MacInnes (1930 – 2020) was a Scottish mountaineer, explorer, mountain search and rescuer, and author. He has been described as the "father of modern mountain rescue in Scotland". He is credited with inventing the first all-metal ice-axe and an eponymous lightweight foldable alloy stretcher called MacInnes stretcher, widely used in mountain and helicopter rescue. 

He was a mountain safety advisor to a number of major films, including The Living DaylightsMonty Python and the Holy Grail, The Eiger Sanction, Five Days One Summer, Sutherland's Law and The Mission. His 1972 International Mountain Rescue Handbook is considered a basic manual in the mountain search and rescue discipline. He wrote literally dozens of books on Mountain Rescue. 

Throughout this rich collection of tales, Hamish’s unorthodox character and pragmatic approach to risk and loss are conveyed with wry, elegant style, offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest mountaineers of our time.

Few people cram as much into a lifetime as Hamish did, and these memoirs reflect his restless curiosity and ability to marshal loyalty and support for the most outlandish schemes.  The result is an eclectic array of tales that include youthful and historic first ascents, a disorganized attempt on Everest with only £40 and a borrowed tent; hunting for treasure in South America; dangling film starts from DIY contraptions off the North Face of the Eiger; hot air ballooning off Ben Nevis; and much else besides.  

Tenacious and inventive by nature, Hamish also committed much of his life to developing modern alpinism and promoting mountain safety and rescue.  His legacy is vividly brought to life in this collection of unseen and retold stories, images and additional narratives from some of his closest friends.

A portrait of a life lived to the full, The Fox of Glencoe captures a bygone age and will strike a chord with anyone with a spirit of adventure and who sees possibilities rather than constraints.


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