High Risk

Climbing to Extinction

Brian Hall

The story of a generation of British climbers who tackled the world's highest mountains in a new lightweight style.
Date Published :
September 2022
Publisher :
Sandstone Press
Contributor(s) :
Joe Simpson
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781913207823
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Co-winner of the 2022 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Co-winner of the 2022 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

The golden age of Himalayan mountaineering, from the mid 1970s to the ‘80s, brought forth a generation of radical young climbers. With tiny budgets and high ambitions they pioneered small scale, Alpine-style expeditions on mountains such as Jannu, Nuptse, Everest, and K2. In High Risk, Brian Hall recalls the outrageous adventures of eleven of his climbing friends who risked, and too often lost, their lives to stand on some of the world’s highest peaks at a turning point in mountaineering history.

About The Author

Climbing exploits worldwide led Brian Hall to become an internationally certified mountain guide who provides extreme location safety and rigging for the film industry. His numerous credits include the BAFTA award-winning film Touching the Void. Between 1980 and 2008, he co-directed the Kendal Mountain Film Festival of which he is a founder. Brian and his wife, Louise, divide their time between the UK’s Peak District and New Zealand’s Southern Alps. High Risk is his first book.

Joe Simpson is a British mountaineer, author, and motivational speaker. He is the author of the enormously successful Touching the Void.

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