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Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges

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This stunning pictorial record of Scott's remarkable climbing career covers more than 26 visits to the most fabled regions of the Greater Himalayan range, including the Hindu Kush, Tibet, the Karakoram, Ladakh, and Bhutan--with descriptions of each region's geographical and sociological perspectives. 400 color photographs.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 18th 1992 by Random House, Inc. (first published March 19th 1992)
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Mihai Giurgiulescu
Jul 16, 2016 Mihai Giurgiulescu rated it really liked it
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Doug Scott is one of the greatest climbers in history, but his name has somehow remained relatively unknown (outside mountaineering circles anyway) even decades after completing major ascents that were far ahead of their time in terms of vision and technique. Scott was an early adopter of the alpine style, in which climbers carry everything with them up and down the mountain rather than engage in a siege-style expedition with multiple relays from camp to camp, and he applied this style with grea ...more
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Dec 09, 2013 Eapen Chacko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've owned this book for many years, but it stands comfortably on my shelf, until once a year or so I renew my acquaintance. Doug Scott is one of the great modern climbers and explorers, and he is a pretty fine photographer too. Reading the narrative and looking at the pictures, you can almost feel the bright sun on the shining white snow covering the incredibly desolate and beautiful 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya.
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stunning, stunning high altitude mountain photography. some career!
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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 "visionary" ...more
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