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Learning to Breathe


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At the age of sixteen, Andy Cave followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and became a miner - one of the last recruits into a dying world. Every day he would descend 3,000 feet into Grimethorpe pit. But at weekends Andy escaped from the pithead to a very different world - testing his nerve on the cliffs and mountains around Britain, and forging endearing friendships with his new companions. Enduring the 1984-85 miners' strike - the guilt, the broken friendships, the poverty - Andy continued to indulge his passion. In 1986, after much soul searching, he quit his job as a miner in order to devote himself to mountaineering. At the same time he decided to educate himself, acquiring almost from a standing start academic qualifications including a PhD in socio-linguistics. This extraordinary twin odyssey is graphically recalled in this remarkable book. In the Himalaya in 1997, Andy achieved a courageous first ascent on one of the steepest and most difficult summits in the world - the north face of Changabang.

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Cordee Code: CNL080
Author: Andy Cave
No of Pages: 304
Page Size: 132 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 009947266X
ISBN 13: 9780099472667
Publisher: Arrow
Published Date: March 2006
Edition: 1st , Mar-2006
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: 16 illustrations
Weight: 240g

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