Winner: Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature
The golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, brought forth a generation of radical young climbers. In High Risk, Brian Hall recalls the outrageous adventures of eleven of his climbing friends who risked their lives to stand on some of the world’s highest peaks.
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The golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, brought forth a generation of radical young climbers. With tiny budgets and high ambitions they pioneered fast and light, alpine-style expeditions on mountains such as Jannu, Nuptse, Everest and K2.
In High Risk, Brian Hall recalls the outrageous adventures of eleven of his climbing friends who risked – and often lost – their lives to stand on some of the world’s highest peaks during a legendary period in mountaineering history.
Climbing exploits worldwide led Brian Hall to become an internationally certified mountain guide who provides extreme location safety and rigging for the film industry. His numerous credits include the BAFTA award-winning film Touching the Void, the dramatisation of Joe Simpson’s bestselling book. Between 1980 and 2008, he co-directed the Kendal Mountain Film Festival of which he is also a founder. Brian and his wife Louise divide their time between the UK’s Peak District and New Zealand’s Southern Alps. High Risk is his first book.
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