Dougal Haston : The Philosophy of Risk, Paperback

Dougal Haston : The Philosophy of Risk Paperback


The untimely death of Dougal Haston in 1977 robbed climbing of one of its most charismatic, controversial and enigmatic figures.

A man of extremes, who managed to combine a rock star's lifestyle with a career at the cutting edge of world mountaineering, Haston remains a cult figure whose deeds have inspired generations of climbers world-wide.

Connor traces the career of a great climber from his native Scottish hills to his startling feats on Everest and the world's other great mountains.

This definitive biography, which draws on never before seen diaries, explores the agonised development of Haston the man.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 16pp b&w plates
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9781841953403



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