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eBook Himalayan Climber ePub

by Doug Scott

  • ISBN: 0871565994
  • Category: Mountaineering
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Doug Scott
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc. (August 18, 1992)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1549 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1131 kb
  • Other: rtf azw lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 429


Himalayan Climber retraces - with breathtaking photos - the author's lifetime of ascending major ranges. Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition.

Doug Scott, one of the most acclaimed mountaineers of the last 30 years, has forged new routes up many Himalayan peaks. 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. Scott also narrates his climbing adventures in other parts of the world. His breathtaking photography captures the awesome beauty of some of the world's best-known peaks.

Himalayan Climber book. Himalayan Climber is a stunning pictorial record of Scott's remarkable climbing career, covering 26 visits to the most fabled regions of the Greater Himalayan range, including the Hindu Kush, Tibet, the Karakoram, Ladakh, and Bhutan. Illustrated with over 400 dramatic colour photographs, Scott also narrates his adventures in other parts of the world: rock climbing in Derbyshire at the age of 11, bivouacking in freezing temperatures in the Alps and exploring the Atlas mountains as an aspirant climber.

Himalayan Climber is a photographic autobiography that captures the dramatic adventures of leading mountaineer and empathetic geographer Doug Scott. Over 400 beautiful colour photos are presented in this coffee table book that narrates the life of Doug Scott and his climbs in the Greater Ranges. Born in 1941, Doug Scott began climbing at the age of 12 at Black Rocks in Derbyshire. He progressed to the cliffs of Ogwen in Snowdonia and became a climbing instructor. Aged 17 he completed his first Alpine season

Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greatest Ranges . You will be the first to open the book cover. Born in 1941, Doug Scott began climbing at the age of 12 at Black Rocks in Derbyshire

Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greatest Ranges (Teach Yourself). For Used condition books in our store; It shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact, but may have aesthetic issues such as price clipping, nicks, scratches, and scuffs. Pages may include some notes and highlighting.

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The noted climber provides a photographic portrait of some of his major climbs, relates his experiences, and reflects on his career


Sirara Sirara
...mountaineering books in existence. The excellent photos and detailed narrative capture the adventure, risk, and mind-bending scale of climbing in the "worlds greater ranges." Doug Scott deserves to be at the top of the list of the world's best climbers, along with Boardman, Tasker, Viesteurs, Hillary, Messner, all those Italian guys, et al. One of the best things about this book is Scott's understated descriptions of the hyper dangerous situations highlighting his storied career.
Doug Scott is known as a "pure, aesthetic" climber; he prefers a simple climb with a few friends, rather than a seige of 100 sherpas and 1000 oxygen bottles. He has also led an amazing life. Therefore, I really wanted to like this book.
The pictures are fantastic, but the problem with this book is Scott's writing. He is terrible at conveying what it really feels like to be way up in the freezing and isolated Himalaya, or hanging from a vertical rock.
A great writer like Jon Krakaur or Joe Simpson can spend pages explaining how their fingers were numb; their bladders were full, but it was too cold to do anything about it; the wind slammed the tent against their faces, etc., so you know what it really feels to spend a shivering night up in the mountains. In contrast, Scott will say, "and so we spent the night on the mountain and it was really cold. So, the next day......." The writing is cold [no pun intended], and rather boring.
For readers interesting in great mountaineering writing, I would recommend Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur; Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and/or The Last Step by Rick Ridgeway, all well written. They cover less geographical ground than Scott, but they are all great reads.
BeatHoWin BeatHoWin
This is not a paperback. Nor is it a hard-cover. Rather, it is a coffee table book measuring 12" x 9.5". With this in mind, I can fully excuse Scott for filling 70% of most pages with stunning photos, and the rest with text. This is not "a read".
Not only does this volume aid in picking out lines on various large peaks, but it shows Scott as he truly is: an introspective hippie with a physique made for moutaineering. It stands to reason then, that Scott picks very hard and interesting lines on mountains all over the world, from snow and ice to big-walls, to high altitude.
If you are a mountaineer, you should have two books on your coffee table. This one, and Chris Bonington's "Mountaineer" in the same format. Then your friends might just understand why you climb.
Doug Scott was capable of taking me to a place I have never been before (for now). His writings skills may not be Hemmingway (nor mine), but in combination with the photographs, this book made my heart race with passion. My love for the mountains was established way before I read this book, but the book rekindled the flame. Unlike INTO THIN AIR's Jon Krakauer, Doug Scott is the superman of climbers. While you are reading, scenes appear, places with such beauty and excitement glare into your eyes and mind. Hey a picture is worth a thousand words. Doug Scott made this book a true LIFES adventure.
Experience the book and take a trip to the top of a mountain,
Cetnan Cetnan
As an avid reader of climbing books, I found this book to be written in an extremely boring style. The frightening overnight bivuac on the mountain is summarized in one sentence. The pictures are gorgeous, but if you want to feel like you are really on the mountain, read Addicted to Danger by Jim Wickwire or K2 by Jim Curran. Scott's book goes on the coffee table, but Krakaur goes on the bedside table. Scott is a great climber but a borrrrrring writer. Just my 2 cents.