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9781771601665
6 x 9 inches
312 pages
paperback
CDN$ 25.00
BISAC: SPO029000
BISAC: SPO064000
BISAC: BIO016000


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One Day as a Tiger
Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
by John Porter
Release Date: October 2016

CDN$ 25.00

A revelatory and poignant memoir showing mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst as it draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant climbing legend.

In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.

Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering’s most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes. Yet how Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed. He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries – including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka – the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world's highest peaks.

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312

ISBN-13:

9781771601665

Format:

paperback

Dimensions:

6 x 9 inches

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RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Bisac:

SPO029000, SPO064000, BIO016000


One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
by John Porter
9781771601672
BISAC: SPO029000
BISAC: SPO064000
BISAC: BIO016000
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