One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

October 11, 2016|
One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism by John Porter
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A revelatory and poignant memoir showing mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst as it draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant climbing legend.

In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.

Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering''s most successful era. His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes. Yet how Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed. He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries - including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka - the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world''s highest peaks.

John Porter was born in Massachusetts and started climbing at the age of 12, serving his apprenticeship in the White Mountains, Rockies, Cascades and Yosemite. He moved to the UK in the early 1970s to do postgraduate work at Leeds University, where he joined a team of climbers dedicated to clean ethics, alpine-style, and the fostering ...
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Title:One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Published:October 11, 2016
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771601665

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