Life and Limb, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jamie Andrew's survival and rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm in 1999 has passed into Alpine legend.

It was a miracle that he survived; but Jamie had to come to terms not only with the death of his close friend, Jamie Fisher, who died beside him - but also with the loss of all his limbs to frostbite.

Since the accident, Jamie has struggled painfully and successfully to overcome his disabilities; not only has he learnt to walk (and run) on his prosthetic legs, but also to ski, snowboard, paraglide - and even take up his beloved mountaineering again.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 8 colour photos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780749950521



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Inspiring read. I expected a novel about human grit and determination on a perilous mountain climb - you do get that, but the truly inspiring part of this novel is how Jamie deals with his disability after coming down from the mountain.