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The Wild Within
by Simon Yates (Goodreads Author)
'All mountaineers develop differently. Some go higher, some try ever-steeper faces and others specialise in a particular range or region. I am increasingly drawn to remoteness - to places where few others have trod.' The Wild Within is the third book from Simon Yates, one of Britain's most accomplished and daring mountaineers. With his insatiable appetite for adventure and ...more
ebook, 323 pages
Published March 19th 2012 by Vertebrate Digital
(first published March 5th 2012)
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I like this book because it strays from the traditional realm of climbing books. There is no tragedy or drama. The focus is not only very difficult innovative new routes and the challenges surrounding the climbs, but it also tackles the challenges of family life and the reality of the world we live in. Yates is a great observer and his writing is fluid and insightful, neither macho nor verbose but exacting. Not only is Yates an exceptional climber, he is an exceptional writer too.
Simon Yates is an internationally acclaimed mountaineer, adventurer and author best known for his involvement in the epic described in Joe Simpson's book 'Touching the Void'.
In a prolific career spanning nearly thirty years Simon has climbed worldwide with many of Britain's leading mountaineers including Andy Cave, Mick Fowler,Andy Parkin, Paul Pritchard and Doug Scott, establishing many first asc ...more