The story of the ill-fated Panch Chuli expedition, when a failed abseil anchor sent Stephen plummeting 300 feet down a mountainside. He survived, but with two broken legs, stranded at 6,000 metres on a remote Himalayan peak. Luckily he was with some of the world’s finest mountaineers, including Chris Bonington.
Powerful dramatic writing. Daily Telegraph
Stephen Venables was born in 1954 and began climbing while at Oxford. He has climbed extensively throughout the world and has created many new routes and first ascents. A former winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize and the Grand Award at Banff, the International Mountain Literature Festival, he lives in Bath with his wife Rosie and Ollie's brother, Edmond.