One Day as a Tiger

£14.95

Biography of Alex MacIntyre who, although only twenty-eight years old, was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering's most successful era. 

Stock Code: COR NO056

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One Day as a Tiger

One Day as a Tiger
£14.95
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Biography of Alex MacIntyre who, although only twenty-eight years old, was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering’s most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes. In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.

How Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed. He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries – including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka – the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world’s highest peaks.

One Day As A Tiger is a revelatory and poignant memoir of Alex MacIntyre and shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst – it draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant legend.

By John Porter who was a close friend of Alex MacIntyre's and was a fellow climber on many of the expeditions described in this book..

In our opinion, by far the best of the many climbing biographies that Vertebrate Publishing have produced in recent years, well written, extremely well researched, informative and superbly constructed.

Card cover, 23.5cm x 15.5cm, 230 pages.

Published 2014, this edition 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-910240-51-9.

"A wonderful antidote to today's regime of sponsored athletes, Seven Summiteers and Everest package tours!" Stephen Venables.

Grand Prize Winner at Banff 2014!!

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