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SERPENT SPIRES: SOUTH AFRICAN CLIMBERS PROFILE THE DRAKENSBERG'S FINEST PEAKS Souchon 2005 1st ed Paperback New 2 Copies Available
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South Africa, 2005. 212 pp, 200 color photos. Paperback. New.

Serpent Spires is a comprehensive documentation of climbing in the Drakensberg. The book covers all the major climbing areas from the Mont-aux-Sources to the Giants Castle area and includes stories by some of South Africa’s most renowned climbers and mountaineers.

The layout is such that you can read about a particular area and its peaks in general, a more individual account about a real adventure from the perspective of those who lived them and then have the climbing guide right there in case a particular climb tickles your fancy.

Although the book will appeal most to climbers who have the intention of climbing berg peaks, it’s a great read for anyone who wishes to go to the Drakensberg: for those that just want to look at the peaks from their comfortable lodge windows and fantasize about the men and women who braved the frail and grassy basalt to the hardcore traditional climbers aspiring to repeat the classics or even open a new route.

Each peak has its own fact file to provide you with all the details of how to get there, where to sleep, how to descend and any other important details to help you plan your own adventures.

The accounts of various climbers give the book an original and exciting flavour. From crazy adventure stories to tales of rescue, the reader gets an intimate view into many of the challenges, thoughts, acts of courage and nerves of steel held by those who scaled these majestic mountains.

The range of authors features some big names in South African climbing, such as Tony Dick, Cathy O’ Dowd, Paul Fatti and Sean Disney.

Just paging through the book is enough to inspire anyone with a soft spot for mountains. A range as spectacular as the Drakensberg yields some moving photographs – sweeping panoramic views in colour and black and white of rock and space and tiny climbing figures.


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