10 Dec AHF’s 12 Days of Mountains – 22nd December
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With holidays upon us, you’re going to need a bunch of books to keep you company! We asked AHF Ambassador and one of Australia’s most accomplished climbers Andrew Lock for his top 5 books about mountains and climbing. Here’s Andrew’s list – maybe you’ll find a stocking filler for someone you know??
- Annapurna by Maurice Herzog, because it shows the unremitting commitment and nationalistic fervour of the day to succeed regardless of the cost.
- Touching the Void by Joe Simpson, because it is just an extraordinary story of survival.
- The Fight for Everest (1924) by Edward Norton, because these boys pushed the boundaries of human achievement.
- Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna by Lionel Terray, because he puts the mountaineering game into perspective.
- The Ascent of Rumdoodle by William Bowman, because it’s a shameless spoof on the whole game.
Mountain Story of the Day – Manisha*
Manisha* is 17 years old, the youngest daughter in a family of four. Her parents are farmers with a small hut and land in a remote village. They are busy for a couple of months farming and for the rest of the year, they seek work away from home. Manisha’s family struggles to make ends meet.
*Name & photo changed to protect identity.
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