A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya by Stephen Venables PDF

By Stephen Venables

ISBN-10: 1446493598

ISBN-13: 9781446493595

Publish yr note: First released in 2000

Together with Chris Bonington and different uncommon British climbers, Stephen Venables was once excessive at the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli while, at 1am on a gloomy Himalayan evening, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and touchdown, seriously-wounded, on the finish of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield. this can be the tale of his hard and virtually unbelievable survival, and of the intense, dedicated teamwork which introduced him to safety.

Literary Awards
Boardman Tasker Prize Nominee for Mountain Literature (2000)

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