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The flame of adventure ( Signed )

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Simon Yates, author of Against the Wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber - the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the moment, when experience was all-important and dramatic achievements and failures came as naturally as the hair-raising risks themselves.A mountaineering travelogue of dazzling variety, The Flame of Adventure moves from the camaraderie of deprived Russian climbers in the little-known peaks in the Tien Shan to the awesome experience of the North Face of the Eiger, from a rumbustious motorbike ride across Australia with a psychotic lorry driver. We meet a remarkable gallery of climbers, from Doug Scott to Joe Simpson, and, when not exploring high mountains, we enter the bizarre world of rope access workers: mavericks balancing high above building sites on the London skyline.

Colour photos. Page edges slightly brown.
2002 edition

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Author signature on cover
Author(s):
Simon Yates
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
133mm x 200mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099283867
ISBN-13:
9780099283867
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Vintage
Title:
The flame of adventure

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Simon Yates, author of Against the Wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber - the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the moment, when experience was all-important and dramatic achievements and failures came as naturally as the hair-raising risks themselves.A mountaineering travelogue of dazzling variety, The Flame of Adventure moves from the camaraderie of deprived Russian climbers in the little-known peaks in the Tien Shan to the awesome experience of the North Face of the Eiger, from a rumbustious motorbike ride across Australia with a psychotic lorry driver. We meet a remarkable gallery of climbers, from Doug Scott to Joe Simpson, and, when not exploring high mountains, we enter the bizarre world of rope access workers: mavericks balancing high above building sites on the London skyline.

Colour photos. Page edges slightly brown.
2002 edition

Added value:
Author signature on cover
Author(s):
Simon Yates
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
133mm x 200mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099283867
ISBN-13:
9780099283867
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Vintage
Title:
The flame of adventure

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