In High Places

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Canongate Books, Feb 4, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 168 pages
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In his own words Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love of climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation; his reputation was forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes (of which the most famous was the Eiger Direct). Infused throughout with his passion for climbing and his great determination to succeed, In High Places is a compelling and eye-opening portrait of the climber as a young man and a must read for all those with an interest in mountaineering.

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Dougal Haston may be an extraordinary climber, but he is a middling writer. So, I found "In High Places" rather disappointing as far as climbing memoirs go. In this book, Haston sums up his climbing ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

In 1977, at the age of 37, Dougal Haston died on a mountain, caught in an avalanche whilst skiing in the Alps. He became an icon for aspiring climbers and remains one of the most charismatic and inspiring figures in the history of climbing. Doug Scott was a close friend of Dougal Haston's and a regular climbing companion. His introduction to In High Places offers a telling glimpse and fond memories of this great climber, who died so tragically young.

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