The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch - Climber, S

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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch - Climber, S

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Author :   Robert Wainwright
Publisher :   Allen & Unwin
Published :   04/08/2016
ISBN :   9781760113490
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   416
Size (mm) :   198x129x30
Weight (g) :   429

In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight... Read more
In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch was at the highest point ever reached by a human being and only his decision to save the life of his stricken companion stopped him from reaching the summit. George Finch was a rebel of the first order, a man who dared to challenge the British establishment who disliked his independence, background, long hair and lack of an Oxbridge education. Acclaimed biographer Robert Wainwright restores George Finch to his rightful place in history with this tribute to one of the twentieth century's most eccentric anti-heroes.