Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk

Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk

by Jeff Connor
     
 

The untimely death of Dougal Haston in 1977 robbed climbing of one of its most charismatic, controversial, and enigmatic figures. A man of extremes who managed to combine a rock star's lifestyle with a career at the cutting edge of world mountaineering, Haston remains a cult figure whose deeds have inspired generations of climbers world-wide. Connor traces the

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The untimely death of Dougal Haston in 1977 robbed climbing of one of its most charismatic, controversial, and enigmatic figures. A man of extremes who managed to combine a rock star's lifestyle with a career at the cutting edge of world mountaineering, Haston remains a cult figure whose deeds have inspired generations of climbers world-wide. Connor traces the career of a great climber from his native Scottish hills to his startling feats on Everest and the world's other great mountains.This definitive biography, which draws on never before seen diaries, explores the agonized development of Haston the man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841953403
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
12/20/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Connor is a retired rugby player at both codes of union and league, as well as a former champion professional hill runner, a skier, and a five-days-a-week gym addict. He is the rugby correspondent for Scotland's leading Sunday newspaper, Scotland on Sunday. His previous books include Wide Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France and Creagh Dhu Climber (shortlisted for the Boardman/Tasker and Banff Mountain Festival prizes for mountain literature in 1999/2000).

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