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Shisha Pangma: The Alpine-Style First Ascent of the South-West Face

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The avalanche deaths of climbers Alex Lowe and Dave Bridges have renewed attention to Tibet's 8,027-meter Shisha Pangma and past climbs on its sheer, glacial faces. One of the more infamous is the 1982 ascent by Alex McIntyre, Doug Scott, and Roger Baxter-Jones, who summited from the unclimbed southwest face. Open to foreign tourists for less than four years, Tibet had ...more
Paperback, 321 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Baton Wicks Publications (first published 1984)
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Lee Broderick
This is a curious experiment in the 'expedition book' still common in the early 1980's. The writing is shared between each of the team members, although principally Doug K. Scott and Alex Macintyre and the result is a somewhat disjointed narrative. What this does, uniquely, achieve is to make naked the often fraught and fractious nature of pretty much all expeditions (mountaineering and otherwise) as well as fully revealing each of the many personalities.

Doug Scott is a famously thoughtful, refl
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Douglas Keith Scott CBE, known as Doug Scott, is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest on 24 September 1975. Scott and Dougal Haston were the first Britons to climb Everest during this expedition. In receiving one of mountaineering's highest honours, the Lifetime Achievement Piolet d'Or, his personal style and climbs were described as ...more
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