The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent [Audiobook] download free by Doug Scott

The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent Audiobook download free by Doug Scott
  • Listen audiobook: The Ogre: Biography of a Mountain and the Dramatic Story of the First Ascent
  • Author: Doug Scott
  • Release date: 2017/3/25
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781911342793
  • Rating: 8.21 of 10
  • Votes: 721
  • Review by: Azalea Song
  • Review rating: 9.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Duration: 2H25M39S in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-04
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WAV, WMA, FLAC, ATRAC, MPEG-4 SLS, MP3, AU (compression ZIP, BZ, LHA, RAR, CHM)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 14M33S (3.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse. Rising to over 7,000 metres in the centre of the Karakoram, the Ogre - Baintha Brakk - is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. First summited by Scott and Bonington in 1977 - on expedition with Paul `Tut' Braithwaite, Nick Estcourt, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine - it waited almost twenty-four years for a second ascent, and a further eleven years for a third. The Ogre, by legendary mountaineer Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has painstakingly researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the long overdue and very personal account of his and Bonington's first ascent and their dramatic week-long descent on which Scott suffered two broken legs and Bonington smashed ribs. Using newly discovered diaries, letters and audio tapes, it tells of the heroic and selfless roles played by Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine. When the desperate climbers finally made it back to base camp, they were to find it abandoned - and themselves still a long way from safety. The Ogre is undoubtedly one of the greatest adventure stories of all time.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mountains, Autobiography: Sport, Guidebooks, Expeditions, Geography Books, Climbing & Mountaineering, Earth: Natural History General
  • Download servers: Mejor Torrent, Torrent, MEGA, Toorgle, Koofr, Google Drive, Mediafire, Uploaded, BitShare. Compressed in ZIP, BZ, LHA, RAR, CHM
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 27.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x20mm
  • Weight: 500g
  • Printed by: Vertebrate Publishing
  • Published in: Sheffield, United Kingdom

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