Hamish MacInnes: The Fox of Glencoe: Wilson, Deziree
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Hamish MacInnes: The Fox of Glencoe

Author(s): Wilson, Deziree

Copyright: 2021, Scotland
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.366, 78 color & 73 bw photos, sketch, 2 figs, bw map, gray cloth
Condition: issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine

Wilson chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes (1930-2020) and his achievements in the field of mountaineering. Few people cram as much into a lifetime as Hamish did, and these memoirs reflect his restless curiosity and ability to marshal loyalty and support for the most outlandish schemes. The result is an eclectic array of tales that include youthful and historic first ascents, a disorganised attempt on Everest with only £40 and a borrowed tent; hunting for treasure in South America; dangling film starts from DIY contraptions off the North Face of the Eiger; hot air ballooning off Ben Nevis; and much else besides. Tenacious and inventive by nature, Hamish also committed much of his life to developing modern alpinism and promoting mountain safety and rescue. His legacy is vividly brought to life in this collection of unseen and retold stories, images, and additional narratives from some of his closest friends.

Winner of the 2021 UK Great Outdoors Book of the Year Award. Winner 2022 Banff Mountain Book Festival Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature.

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