A dramatic account of the mountaineering disaster on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli, which so nearly ended the life of Stephen Venables, the greatest British climber of his generation.
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A gripping read -- The Times, February 17, 2000
Powerful, dramatic writing ...one of the best mountaineering books to have
been published for a long while. -- Sunday Telegraph, March 2, 2000
One of the msot reflective, well-crafted, self-aware expedition
books you're likely to read. -- High Magazine, May 2000
Outstanding ... A Slender Thread is his best book. -- Climber magazine 2000
Praise from one's peers is always welcome. I would like to
quote from two specialist reviews. The philosopher Jose Bermudez wrote in
the Alpine Journal: 'A Slender Thread is certainly one of the best
expedition books I have read for some time. It is well paced, wittily
written and hard to put down. Readers of Venables's earlier books will not
be disappointed. The best part ... comes when Venables sets aside the
self-deprecating and inward-looking house style of the British
mountaineering establishment and shifts into a more reflective and
On the other side of the pond, in the American Alpine Journal, Andrew
Stevenson wrote: 'In many ways this book speaks to the aspects of climbing
that I value, more so than those espoused in other climbing naratives,
which of late seem to require some desperate sensational scheme or tragedy.
Here we have, as Bob Bates said so well in the title of his book, "Mystery,
Beauty, Danger". Added to the mix are capable companions and a little luck
and humility. What more could one want from a book or a climb?'
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Book Description HUTCHINSON, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091801273