By Paul Pritchard, John Middendorf, Andy Parkin
Winner of the 1997 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, Paul Pritchard's Deep Play is a distinct, trendy and undying statement reflecting the pressures and rewards of hiking a number of the world's toughest and such a lot difficult rock climbs. Pritchard all started mountaineering in Lancashire earlier than relocating to hitch the colourful Llanberis scene of the mid Eighties, at a time while the adventurous improvement of the Dinorwig slate quarries used to be in complete swing. a number of the new slate routes have been amazing for his or her fierce technical trouble and
sparse safety, and Pritchard took a whole half during this arcane sub-culture of hiking and while deployed his abilities at the Anglesey sea cliffs to supply a snatch of both challenging wall climbs. Born with an adventurous soul, it used to be now not lengthy ahead of Pritchard and his acquaintances have been making plans unique journeys. In 1987, paired with Johnny Dawes, Pritchard made an epoch-making stopover at to Scotland's Sron Ulladale to loose its well-known reduction direction, the news. Pritchard and Dawes, with out past excessive altitude adventure, then tried the Catalan Pillar of Bhagirathi III within the Garwhal Himalaya in India, a precocious first day trip in advance curtailed while Pritchard used to be hit via stonefall on the foot of the face. In 1992, Pritchard and Noel Craine teamed up with the alpinists Sean Smith and Simon Yates to climb a massive wall direction at the East Face of the relevant Tower of Paine, Patagonia. Pritchard this with an both advantageous first ascent of the West Face of Mt Asgard on Baffin Island. different journeys to Yosemite, Pakistan and Nepal in addition to returns to Patagonia ended in a take hold of of extraordinary repeats, first ascents and a few mess ups. The failure record additionally incorporated existence threatening falls (one on Gogarth, the opposite on Creag Meaghaidh), which triggered the writer into thought-provoking own re-assessments, prior to his later near-terminal coincidence at the Totem Pole in Tasmania. A penetrating view of the adventures and preoccupations of a latest participant, Deep Play stands on my own as a distinct first-hand account of what many deliberate to be the final nice period in British mountaineering.
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Deep Play: Climbing the World's Most Dangerous Routes by Paul Pritchard, John Middendorf, Andy Parkin