GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Banff Mountain Book Competition 2009
SHORTLISTED: Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2009
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focussed on one thing: being the best in the world. This title tells the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top.
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Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009.
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focussed on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport-climber, brilliant competitor and a pioneer in the new game of bouldering, Moffatt's story is that of climbing itself in the last thirty years. Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Travelling the world to fulfil his dreams, Revelations is a compelling and often hilarious account of the climbing community with all its glories, dangers and foibles, as well as the story of a true sporting legend.
There are few climbers who could be acknowledged as the best of their generation, but Jerry Moffatt is one of them. After taking up climbing while at school in Llandudno in the 1970s he went on to become arguably the best climber in the world during the 1980s and continued to operate at the highest level throughout the 1990s. His routes and boulder problems, such as Liquid Ambar, Evolution, The Ace and Dominator, are still considered prized ticks by today’s top climbers. He has climbed and trained with many of the world’s best climbers, including Wolfgang Gullich and Ben Moon, and is as renowned for his mental strength as well as his physical strength and technical ability. Jerry’s autobiography, Revelations, co-written with Niall Grimes, won the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2009. Mastermind is his second book.
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