Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

 
Climbing » Narratives

Hanging On

A life inside British climbing's golden age - paperback


£12.99 
 

Martin Boysen's passion for crags and mountains springs from his deep love of nature and a strong sense of adventure. From his early days on rock as a Kent schoolboy after the war, he was soon among the most gifted climbers of his or any generation, famed for his silky technique.

Boysen made a huge contribution to British rock climbing, especially in North Wales; he discovered Gogarth in the 1960s and climbed some of the best new routes of his era: Nexus on Dinas Mot, The Skull on Cyrn Las and the magisterial Capital Punishment on Ogwen's Suicide Wall.

For more than two decades, Boysen was also one of Britain's leading mountaineers. A crucial member of Sir Chris Bonington's team that climbed the South Face of Annapurna in 1970, Boysen was also part of Bonington's second summit team on the South-West face of Everest. In 1976 he made the first ascent of Trango Tower with Joe Brown.

Along the way, Boysen climbed with some of the most important figures in the history of the sport, not just stars like Bonington and Brown, but those who make climbing so rich and intriguing, like Nea Morin and the brilliant but doomed Gary Hemming. He joined Hamish MacInnes hunting gold in Ecuador, doubled for Clint Eastwood on the North Face of the Eiger and worked on director Fred Zinnemann's last movie.

Wry, laconic and self-deprecating, Martin Boysen's Hanging On is an insider's account of British climbing's golden age.

In Stock
Usually dispatched within 24 hrs. Free delivery to UK for orders £25 and over.

£12.99
 

Cordee Code: CNH519
No of Pages: 265
Page Size: 156 x 234 mm
ISBN 10: 1911342312
ISBN 13: 9781911342311
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Published Date: April 2017
Edition: 2017 paperback
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: 16 pages of colour photos
Weight: 470g

Other titles of interest:


Troll Wall

Tony Howard

£17.99 
 CNT105

In Stock


Echoes - Nick Bullock

One Climber's Hard Road to Freedom

£20.00 
 CNE071

In Stock


Peak Rock

The history, the routes, the climbers

£37.95 
 CNP065

In Stock

 
  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.