A new edition of a classic best-selling book from the 1960s on the subjects of mountains, men and love - Relates the true story of Gwen Moffat - a rebel who, in her twenties, was an Army driver and dispatch rider - Tells how she deserted from the Army and went to live rough in Wales & Cornwall, climbing and living on practically nothing - Acutely observed accounts of mountaineering exploits, as she tackles the toughest climbs and goes on to become Britain's leading female climber, and the first woman to qualify as a mountain guide - Full of warm, human stories to demonstrate the bonds between climbers and the relationships that developed - Inspirational writing that will prompt youngsters to start climbing and others to enjoy rambling and fell-walking - Illustrated with striking mountain landscape photographs to demonstrate Gwen Moffat's remarkable climbing ability - Of great interest to all who love the great outdoors, and to everybody who finds life stories far more fascinating than fiction!
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In 1945, when Gwen Moffat was in her twenties, she deserted from her post as a driver and dispatch rider in the Army and went to live rough in Wales and Cornwall, climbing and living on practically nothing. She hitch-hiked her way around, travelling from Skye to Chamonix and many places in between, with all her possessions on her back, although these amounted to little more than a rope and a sleeping bag.
When the money ran out, she worked as a forester, went winkle-picking on the Isle of Skye, acted as the helmsman of a schooner and did a stint as an artist's model. And always there were the mountains, drawing her away from a 'proper' job.
Throughout this unique story, there are acutely observed accounts of mountaineering exploits as Moffat tackles the toughest climbs and goes on to become Britain's leading female climber - and the first woman to qualify as a mountain guide.Review:
"As a story of climbing and compulsive love of mountains, Space Below my Feet is magnificent." - The Observer"
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140039910
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