Author note: Hamish MacInnes (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released September thirtieth 2003
Caught approach up at the mountain, nobody is secure, from the archetypal nightmare of Tony Kurtz, noticeable to freeze to demise by way of his stranded rescuers as he hung off the Eiger, to occasions that opened up at the Grand Teton, the place rescuers narrowly escaped being clubbed to dying by means of their reluctant rescuees.
This choice of 35 first-hand money owed will surprise and encourage in equivalent degree. this is the unique draft of Joe Simpson's vintage Touching the Void and the 1st complete telling of Jamie Andrew's striking rescue from the Alps, which made headlines in 1999. Plus a especially commissioned account of the epic wintry weather rescue on Mount Ararat, 2000 - the main distant venture ever undertaken by means of a helicopter-rescue staff. And the rescuers personal grim battles for survival. Compiled via one of many world's Most worthy mountaineers, this quantity spans 5 continents - from the Appalachians to Mount cook dinner, from height Lenin to Siula Grande.
It comprises the various brightest stars of mountain climbing and mountain rescue: Joe Simpson, Doug Scott, Pete Sinclair, Milos Vrbe, Paul Nunn, Ludwig Gramminger, Karen Glazley, Ken Phillips and Blaise Agresti.