The Totem Pole: And a Whole New Adventure

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Photos Washington 2000 Hard Cover in Dust Jacket 2000 New/New 6 x 9 " 0898866960 2000 Hardcover book in DJ...BRAND NEW from 2000 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never ... marked...Excellent Gift Giving quality...208 pages...illustrated with 8 pages of B&W photos...Mountain Climbing defined author Paul Pritchard 's existence...and signposted his horizons...From his Snowdonia base...he gained a reputation for routes of extreme technical difficulty...and meagre protection...He climbed in mountain ranges as diverse as the the Andes...Baffin the Pamirs...When he won the Boardman Tasker Award for mountain Literature in 1997...he spent the prize money on a world climbing tour...that found him in Tasmania...climbing a slender sea stack called the Totem Pole...It was here that his whole life changed...A falling boulder inflicted such terrible head injuries that at the hospital they thought he might not walk...or even speak...again...Pritchard spent the next year fighting hemiplegia...wh Read more Show Less

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2000 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 216 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

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The Totem Pole And A Whole New Adventure is Paul Pritchards inspiring, true-life account of his mountaineering accident that resulted in a near-fatal head injury from a falling boulder, his daring rescue, and his determined physical and emotional journey to recovery from hemiplegia, and redefining every aspect of his life. Pritchard began The Totem Pole as a hospital journal, struggling to record his thoughts through a Dictaphone and then typing laboriously on a computer with one finger as he fought to make his brain remember how to use each forgotten muscle of his body. The Totem Pole is an heroic tale of the human spirit in overcoming horrific trauma, told with complete candor, considerable insight, and an ultimate triumphal joy. The Totem Pole is highly recommended, inspiring reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898866964
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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