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By Simon McCartney,Mark Westman

Shortlisted: 2016 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain ebook Competition

‘It's the vintage of post-war mountain writing.’ – Jim Perrin

‘Rarely do I come upon a cannot-put-down booklet, yet Simon McCartney’s aptly titled The Bond is phenomenal in lots of ways.’ – Tom Hornbein

Simon McCartney used to be a cocky younger British alpinist mountaineering the various toughest routes within the Alps through the overdue seventies, however it used to be an opportunity assembly in Chamonix in 1977 with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that will dramatically switch either their lives – and nearly finish Simon’s.

Inspired by way of a Bradford Washburn picture released in Mountain journal, their first goal used to be the 5,500-foot north face of Mount Huntington, the most risky partitions within the Alaska Range. the outcome used to be a course so tough and critical that for many years no one believed that they had climbed it – it really is nonetheless unrepeated to this present day. Then, elevating the bar even better, they made the 1st ascent of the south-west face of Denali, a climb that will turn out virtually deadly for Simon, and one that may holiday the bond among him and hiking, isolating the 2 younger climbers. however the bond among Simon and Jack couldn’t stay dormant eternally. a life-time later, an opportunity reconnection with Jack gave Simon the opportunity to bury the ghosts of what occurred excessive on Denali, while he had confronted nearly definite death.

The Bond is Simon McCartney’s tale of those mythical climbs.

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