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.Product Description:
Space Below My Feet
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 29/04/1976, 1976. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140039917
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