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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The Great Tradition

Posted by Ed Douglas at 3.00 PM

  These things build slowly. There’s no immediate recognition that this particular fragment of your life is forming itself so perfectly. You just start out acknowledging the weather is good, that you feel strong and happy and that the day’s challenge matches something inside you that feels important. Things grow from there into something unexpected and welcome, like a ptarmigan scuttling around underfoot or an unexpected breeze as you sweat uphill. Hours later, you realise that you’re in the middle of something ...
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