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The ogre : biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent
The ogre : biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent
Scott, Doug, 1941-2017
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Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of 'The Ogre,' Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse. Rising to over 7000 metres in the centre of the Karakoram, The Ogre - Baintha Brakk - is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. First summited by Scott and Bonington in 1977 - on expedition with Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite, Nick Estcourt, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine - it waited almost 24 years for a second ascent, and a further 11 years for a third.
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Imprint:
Sheffield : Vertebrate Graphics, 2017.
Collation:
192 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781911342793 (hbk)
Dewey class:
796.52209549132796.522095
Language:
English
BRN:
2621129
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