The Villain : The Life of Don Whillans, Paperback / softback Book

The Villain : The Life of Don Whillans Paperback / softback


Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers.

His epoch-making first ascent of Annapurna's South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made - but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself. Whillans carried within himself a sense of personal invincibility, forceful, direct and uncompromising.

It gave him sporting superstar status - the flawed heroism of a Best, a McEnroe, an Ali.

In his own circle, his image was the working-class hero on the rock-face, laconic and bellicose, ready to go to war with the elements or with any human who crossed his path on a bad day.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 16
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099416722

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