Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
Copyright: 2012, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 210, 22 bw photos, sketch, map, wraps
The epic true account of a near-death experience on a mountain in Norway in 1969. In the summer of 1969, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sentence route description and an old sketch map, they left their tent early one morning with the full expectation of being back in time for tea. Within a few hours things had gone badly wrong, they were looking death in the face, and the English Home Counties seemed very far away. Winner 2012 Banff Mountain Book Festival Mountain & Wilderness Literature, Shortlisted for 2012 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.