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The heart-breaking, triumphant and inspirational story of Toma Humar, who fled Civil War in Yugoslavia and became one of the world's greatest - and most controversial - mountaineers.
Bernadette McDonald's biography of Elizabeth Hawley, I'll Call You in Kathmandu, was published in 2005. For many years she was Vice-President, Mountain Culture at The Banff Center and Director of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals. Her most recent book is a biography of the renowned American climber, Charlie Houston.
"The book is cleverly constructed, using the tale of the extraordinary and prolonged rescue effort on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat as a coat-hanger for Tomaz's life and extraordinary climbs ... well-written and perceptive" * Chris Bonington * "The intense and penetrating biography of one of the brightest burning flames in modern climbing... McDonald empathises with Humar's passion, being a climber herself, and the resulting book is a must read for anyone with a love of pushing the boundaries." * Adventure Travel * "A brilliant book ... This extraordinarily absorbing insight into Humar's originality ultimately compels the reader to participate personally in his decisions. Besides breath-taking descriptions of what happens on the mountains, this book most importantly helps us understand the main character as Bernadette McDonald sets him free from the swirls of mist." * Kurt Diemberger *