Метка: Arrow Books
Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest

Описание: High wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest history, and by Lord Hunt as "one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive". As Venables writes: "Although we ... Читать далее →

Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

Описание: Stephen Venables and three companions made the first ascent of Panchu Chuli V—a remote Himalayan peak on the borders of India, Nepal and Tibet. A rappel anchor failed on the descent, pitching Venables into a 300-foot fall. Crashing through the black night, flung from rock to rock, he assumed that he was plunging to his death. Against all odds he survived, but was left stranded 19,000 feet above a labyrinth of glaciers and snow slopes with two broken legs, the threat of gangrene, and scant food or medical supplies. If he was to return to his ... Читать далее →