Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: 1

Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest: 1


At nightfall on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston turned the 1st Britons to arrive the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington's epic excursion to the mountain's mammoth south-west face.As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small collapse the snow a hundred metres lower than the summit and survived the top bivouac ever - with no bottled oxygen, snoozing luggage and, because it grew to become out, frostbite. For Doug Scott, it was once the fulfilment of a fortune-teller's prophecy given to his mom: that her eldest son will be at risk in a excessive position with the total international watching.Scott and Haston again domestic nationwide heroes with their photograph splashed around the entrance pages. Scott went directly to develop into one in all Britain's maximum ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs within the remotest corners of the globe. His profession spans the golden age of British hiking from the Nineteen Sixties growth in outdoors experience to the hot wave of light-weight alpinism through the Seventies and 1980s.In off the bed, the 1st quantity of his autobiography, Scott tells his tale from his delivery in Nottingham through the darkest days of battle to the summit of the world.Surviving the unplanned bivouac with no oxygen close to the summit of Everest widened the diversity of what and the way he might climb sooner or later. in truth, Scott confirmed extra climbs at the excessive mountains of the realm after his ascent of Everest than sooner than. these climbs can be coated within the moment quantity of his lifestyles and occasions.

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