Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong

Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong

by Gordon Stainforth


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Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong by Gordon Stainforth

* A classic tale of how youthful bravado leads to serious trouble
* Winner, Mountain Literature Award, Banff Festival 2012
* Finalist, Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2012

In 1969, teenage twin brothers Gordon and John Stainforth set out from their home in Hertfordshire, England, to climb the highest rock face in Europe — Norway’s Troll Wall. The route they targeted is called “Fiva” (pronounced “fever”). Poor judges of their own abilities, experience, and gear, they began the climb convinced they would return to their tent in time for afternoon tea.

Within hours of starting the route, things went terribly wrong. Fiva is the story that Gordon Stainforth lived to tell, 40 years later. While it’s a tale that climbers will embrace, the adventure is one that all readers of non-fiction adventure will enjoy and find absorbing. It’s a story of innocence, brotherly love, youthful folly, and of danger, danger, and more danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594858468
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,297,166
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gordon Stainforth is the author of Eyes to the Hills, winner of the Thomas Cook Illustrated Travel Book Award, and The Cuillin, which won the Banff Festival's Best Book of Mountain Image and the Outdoor Writers' Guild Award for Excellence. He has spent his career in the television and film industry, working on such films as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. He lives in Derbyshire, England.

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