Statement - The Ben Moon Story

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Biography of Ben Moon who made rock-climbing history with the first ascent of Hubble, now widely recognised as the world's first F9a. An official biography by award-winning writer Ed Douglas.

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Statement - The Ben Moon Story

Statement - The Ben Moon Story
£20.00
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On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra-striped wall of limestone. Two minutes later he had made rock-climbing history with the first ascent of Hubble, now widely recognised as the world’s first F9a.

Born in the suburbs of London in 1966, Moon started rock climbing on the sandstone outcrops of Kent and Sussex. A pioneer in the sport-climbing revolution of the 1980s and a bouldering legend in the 1990s, he is one of the most iconic rock climbers in the sport’s history,

In Statement, Moon’s official biography, award-winning writer Ed Douglas paints a portrait of a climbing visionary and dispels the myth of Moon as an anti-traditional climbing renegade. Interviews with Moon are complemented with insights from family and friends and extracts from magazines and personal diaries and letters.

Illustrated with several pages of colour photos.

By Ed Douglas, an award-winning author of eight books about mountains and their people, and a journalist whose work most often appears in The Observer and The Guardian, where he contributes to the Country Diary. Previous books include the first full-length biography of Tenzing Norgay, who climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, and Ron Fawcett’s Rock Athlete, winner of the 2010 Boardman Tasker Prize.

Hardback, 23.5cm x 15.5cm, 232 pages with 2 x 16 pages of colour plates.

Published 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-906148-98-0.

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