Beyond The Mountain

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By Steve House
Category Books Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Friday, 12 February 2010
Rating Rating 4 out of 5

In the summer of 2005, Steve Hosue and Vince Anderson climbed a major new line on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, perhaps the greatest high-alitude ascent of the last ten years. House's climbing memoirs reveal what such a gruelling and dangerous climb demanded of him. Uncompromising, dedicated and single-minded, House is also a capable writer, and Beyond The Mountain was a popular winner of the 2010 Boardman-Tasker Award.

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Play Up, Then Cheat

Posted by Ed Douglas at 1.54 PM

So I’m working away, listening to the cricket, when my friend Henry Iddon mentions on twitter that he’s reading Frank Nugent’s entertaining history of early Irish mountaineers, of whom our joint favourite is Lizzie Le Blond, whose climbing activities became a society scandal. Anyway, Lizzie’s first husband was the adventurer and army officer Fred Burnaby, who admitted with refreshing honesty that Lizzie was both more adventurous and much, much more intelligent, shortly before he met his death at the Battle of Abu Klea, ...
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