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"The Climbing Essays"

by Jim Perrin

Mountaineering Book Review: Jim Perrin's The Climbing Essays

Publisher's Book Description

"Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial new essays, ones that have been long out of print, and a lengthy and frank autobiographical introduction from one of the wild and subversive cult and grassroots figures of the British sport."

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Publisher's Author Description

"Jim Perrin is Britain's finest mountaineering and outdoor writer with regular, outstanding features in the Daily Telegraph, Climber and TGO. His 1985 biography of Menlove Edwards (Menlove) won the Boardman Tasker award and The Villain, a portrait of Don Whillans, was recently published to critical acclaim. "

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Book Reviews

Observer (UK)
GWales (UK)


Literary Prizes

Banff Mountain Book Festival, 2006: Best Book - Mountain Literature


Book Details

Publisher The In Pinn Imprint, Neil Wilson Publishing, Glasgow, UK
Year 2003
Hardback Pages 320
ISBN 10-1903238471, 13-978-190323847