Prelude to Everest: Alexander Kellas, Himalayan Mountaineer

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Luath Press Limited, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas' journey, which takes him from the Scottish Cairngorms to the Himalaya, and discover how his struggles and explorations have impacted upon mountaineering today.

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About the author (2011)

Ian R Mitchell is the author of six hillwalking books, and writes regularly for the outdoor press. Ian Mitchell won the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain writing in 1991 and his acclaimed book Mountain Days and Bothy Nights was the only Scottish non-fiction work in the top 10 poll for World Book Day 2003. He grew up in Aberdeen and lives in Glasgow. George Rodway PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and Research Fellow at University College London's Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine. He is the author of many scientific and historical articles and has been an active mountaineer in the Americas, the Himalaya and Europe for over 30 years. George lives in Utah, USA.

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