A Slender Thread : Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya, Paperback

A Slender Thread : Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya Paperback


Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield.

This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival, and of the brilliant, committed teamwork which brought him to safety.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 16
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Climbing & mountaineering
  • ISBN: 9780099279068



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