An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history.
One of the best-known mountaineers of his generation, Stephen Venables was the first Briton to climb Everest without oxygen, pioneering a new route at the same time. His first book, Painted Mountains, won the Boardman Tasker Award. He has also written for all the major national newspapers and appeared in numerous television programmes, including the BBC's Race for Everest and Mountain Men series, for which he climbed the Matterhorn in Victorian tweeds and nailed boots. A master storyteller and skilful photographer, he is also a motivational speaker whose illustrated lectures have inspired audiences all around the world.