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by Doug Scott

  • ISBN: 087156954X
  • Category: Sports books
  • Author: Doug Scott
  • Subcategory: Mountaineering
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books (May 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • FB2 size: 1904 kb
  • EPUB size: 1482 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition

Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition. During their descent.

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This stunning pictorial record of Scott's remarkable climbing career covers more than 26 visits to the most fabled regions of the Greater Himalayan range, including. Doug Scott is an icon on world climbing arena

This stunning pictorial record of Scott's remarkable climbing career covers more than 26 visits to the most fabled regions of the Greater Himalayan range, including. Doug Scott is an icon on world climbing arena. This superb ilustrated book was an inspiring reading for the first to the yestarday reading. I am used to read it (or a part of it) at least once a month in the last 4 years. It is one ot the best climbing books I have ever read. The climb on Kangchenjunga North Face is the thing.

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Doug Scott in Nepal 2015. Doug Scott, Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges, ISBN 1-898573-16-6. During Scott's climbing career, his understanding of the culture and the people in the regions where he climbed grew as he formed strong bonds and relationships. Scott founded the charity Community Action Nepal (CAN) and spends much of his time fundraising for this cause and regularly visits some of the 60 CAN projects out in Nepal.

A magnificent book on Doug Scott's career as a climber all over the world. Author(s): Scott, Doug. A magnificent book on Doug Scott's career as a climber all over the world.

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Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition. During their descent Scott and Haston were forced to make a hazardous bivouac in a snow hole at the extreme height of 8750 metres.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Himalayan Climber A Lifetime Quest to the. Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition

Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Sierra Club Books,1992. Publication Date: 1992. Doug Scott's historic ascent (with Dougal Haston) of the South-West Face of Everest in 1975 brought him to the forefront of Himalayan climbing at a moment of transition. Used, Rare and Out Of Print books bought and sold.

Himalayan Limber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges By Doug Scott Diadem Books, UK Pages: 192 Price: Rs 1099. When on September 24, 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston reached the summit of Mt. Everest; their unique effort was just partially complete. Forced to bivouac on the descent in darkness, at 8760 m without oxygen, they survived the night by tenaciously keeping awake. Two years later Scott drew on his phenomenal reserves once again, crawling to safety on all fours after breaking both legs in a slip near the summit of the Karakoram Ogre. Scott: An eye for detail.

The noted climber provides a photographic portrait of some of his major climbs, relates his experiences, and reflects on his career
Reviews about Himalayan Climber: A Lifetime's Quest to the World's Greater Ranges (5):
Kifer
...mountaineering books in existence. The excellent photos and detailed narrative capture the adventure, risk, and mind-bending scale of climbing in the "worlds greater ranges." Doug Scott deserves to be at the top of the list of the world's best climbers, along with Boardman, Tasker, Viesteurs, Hillary, Messner, all those Italian guys, et al. One of the best things about this book is Scott's understated descriptions of the hyper dangerous situations highlighting his storied career.
Flower
Doug Scott is known as a "pure, aesthetic" climber; he prefers a simple climb with a few friends, rather than a seige of 100 sherpas and 1000 oxygen bottles. He has also led an amazing life. Therefore, I really wanted to like this book.
The pictures are fantastic, but the problem with this book is Scott's writing. He is terrible at conveying what it really feels like to be way up in the freezing and isolated Himalaya, or hanging from a vertical rock.
A great writer like Jon Krakaur or Joe Simpson can spend pages explaining how their fingers were numb; their bladders were full, but it was too cold to do anything about it; the wind slammed the tent against their faces, etc., so you know what it really feels to spend a shivering night up in the mountains. In contrast, Scott will say, "and so we spent the night on the mountain and it was really cold. So, the next day......." The writing is cold [no pun intended], and rather boring.
For readers interesting in great mountaineering writing, I would recommend Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur; Touching the Void by Joe Simpson and/or The Last Step by Rick Ridgeway, all well written. They cover less geographical ground than Scott, but they are all great reads.
Tisicai
This is not a paperback. Nor is it a hard-cover. Rather, it is a coffee table book measuring 12" x 9.5". With this in mind, I can fully excuse Scott for filling 70% of most pages with stunning photos, and the rest with text. This is not "a read".
Not only does this volume aid in picking out lines on various large peaks, but it shows Scott as he truly is: an introspective hippie with a physique made for moutaineering. It stands to reason then, that Scott picks very hard and interesting lines on mountains all over the world, from snow and ice to big-walls, to high altitude.
If you are a mountaineer, you should have two books on your coffee table. This one, and Chris Bonington's "Mountaineer" in the same format. Then your friends might just understand why you climb.
Cobyno
Doug Scott was capable of taking me to a place I have never been before (for now). His writings skills may not be Hemmingway (nor mine), but in combination with the photographs, this book made my heart race with passion. My love for the mountains was established way before I read this book, but the book rekindled the flame. Unlike INTO THIN AIR's Jon Krakauer, Doug Scott is the superman of climbers. While you are reading, scenes appear, places with such beauty and excitement glare into your eyes and mind. Hey a picture is worth a thousand words. Doug Scott made this book a true LIFES adventure.
Experience the book and take a trip to the top of a mountain,
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JoJoshura
As an avid reader of climbing books, I found this book to be written in an extremely boring style. The frightening overnight bivuac on the mountain is summarized in one sentence. The pictures are gorgeous, but if you want to feel like you are really on the mountain, read Addicted to Danger by Jim Wickwire or K2 by Jim Curran. Scott's book goes on the coffee table, but Krakaur goes on the bedside table. Scott is a great climber but a borrrrrring writer. Just my 2 cents.

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