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By Jim Perrin

Publish yr note: First released in 2005
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A interesting, thought-provoking biography of a hiking legend.

Don Whillans has been an icon for generations of climbers. His first ascent of Annapurna’s South Face with Dougal Haston in 1970, continues to be the most awesome climbs ever made – a typical to which all modern Himalayan climbers aspire. yet Perrin examines the cruel fact in the back of Whillans’ ambitious achievements – the nature of the fellow himself. regardless of his ability and bold, Whillans used to be a savage-tongued, hell-raising scrapper – grew to become down for a Queen’s Birthday honour, as a result of a violent fracas with the police. popping out of a global miles clear of the surroundings of the higher classification climbers who ruled the game, Whillans’ forceful, uncompromising character gave him celebrity prestige – the fallacious heroism of a top, a McEnroe, or an Ali.

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[/b]Literary Awards[/b]
Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature (2005)

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