Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

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TOP 10

1. Alone at Sea by Hannes Lindemann (OUT OF PRINT) A book that shames all modern 'hardmen' in their fancy hi-tech rowing boats

2. Total Alpinism by Rene Desmaison (OUT OF PRINT) An insight into state-of-the-art alpinism during the 1960s and '70s from one of the most interesting and complex alpinists of the age

3. Soldiers and Sherpas by Brummie Stokes (OUT OF PRINT) A rip-roaring Boys' Own tale of an SAS soldier who climbs Mount Everest

4. A Dream of White Horses by Ed Drummond (BATON WICKS, 10 [pounds sterling]) Poetry and prose combined with some super difficult climbs in Norway, the USA and the UK

5. Alpine Climbing by John Barry (OUT OF PRINT) Barry passes on both his own experience and the essence of what makes it worth learning

6. Savage Arena by Joe Tasker (OUT OF PRINT) This book had a huge influence on me and recounts how a fellow Hull-based climber tackled some of the world's most difficult routes

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