A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

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Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield. This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival, and of the brilliant, committed teamwork which brought him to safety.

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A Slender Thread "A Slender Thread" tells the gripping tale of an accomplished climber's against-all-odds survival after a near-fatal plunge off one of the world's highest mountains. Premiering in February, Venable will be appearing in an IMAX film recreating Shackleton's heroic climb on South Georgia Island. 16 photos. Full description

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A gripping read -- The Times, February 17, 2000

Outstanding ... A Slender Thread is his best book. -- Climber magazine 2000

Powerful, dramatic writing ...one of the best mountaineering books to have
been published for a long while. -- Sunday Telegraph, March 2, 2000

An acute awareness of the environment through which he travels. -- Observer 2000

One of the most reflective, well-crafted, self-aware expedition
books you're likely to read. -- High Magazine, May 2000

One of the msot reflective, well-crafted, self-aware expedition books you’re likely to read. -- High Magazine 2000

Outstanding ... A Slender Thread is his best book. -- Climber magazine 2000

Powerful, dramatic writing ...one of the best mountaineering books to have been published for a long while. -- Sunday Telegraph 2000

Read it but be careful. You may never be content just to climb the stairs again. -- Mail on Sunday

Venables offers excellent and detailed historical background, whilst weaving a compelling narrative. -- Climbing magazine 2002

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