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Gordon Stainforth and his twin brother John, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. Within a few hours things had gone badly wrong...

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In the summer of 1969, as Apollo 11 was blasting off to the moon, two teenagers, Gordon Stainforth and his twin brother John, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sentence route description and an old sketch map, they left their tent early one morning with the full expectation of being back in time for tea. Within a few hours things had gone badly wrong, they were looking death in the face, and the English Home Counties seemed very far away...

"What a brilliant and refreshing read! Once started you just can't put it down." Sir Chris Bonington CBE. Also strongly praised by Stephen Venables, Peter Gillman, Steve Dean and Tony Howard, amongst others.

Winner of the Best Book of Mountain & Wilderness Literature award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2012 and shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature 2012.

Card cover, 20cm x 13cm, 231 pages.

First published 2012.

ISBN: 978-0-9570543-0-1.

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