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Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk


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Dougal Haston: The Philosophy Of Risk by Jeff Connor
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Prehaps the most colourful character in British mountaineering, and a man who commanded international respect, Dougal Haston was one of the world's first mountaineers and a man with a rock-star-like reputation for heavy drinking, brawling and womanizing. Dougal led the first ascent of the Eiger Direct, featured in the BBC's "Old Man of Hoy" and performed startling feats on Everest and other great mountains. Jeff Connor had full access to Dougal's private journals, and reveals his developing ideas on philosophy - as well as his true thoughts on his peers - bringing to life one of the sport's most enduring figures.

Author Biography

Jeff Connor was born in Manchester and was educated at Bury Grammar School where his studies lost out to sport at the age of 15. A retired ruby player at both codes of union and league he is also a former champion professional hill runner, a keen skier and a five-days-a-week gym addict. He is divorced, lives in Edinburgh and is the rugby correspondent for Scotland's leading Sunday newspaper, Scotland on Sunday. His previous books include 'Wide Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France' and 'Creagh Dhu Climber' (short listed for the Boardman/Tasker and Banff Mountain Festival prizes for mountain literature in 1999/2000).
Release date NZ
December 20th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Canongate Books Ltd
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