Seven Climbs: Finding the finest climb on each continent

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Experienced climber Charles Sherwood is on a quest to find the best climb on each continent. The traditional Seven Summits were chosen by height alone, but Seven Climbs considers mountaineering challenge, natural beauty and historical context, capturing the diverse character of each continent and the sheer variety of climbing in all its forms.
'Even the most casual reader among you will by now have worked out that the whole thing is little more than a delightful ruse for having a very good time.'

Experienced climber Charles Sherwood is on a quest to find the best climb on each continent. He eschews the traditional Seven Summits, where height alone is the determining factor, and instead considers mountaineering challenge, natural beauty and historical context, aiming to capture the diverse character of each continent and the sheer variety of climbing in all its forms.

The author's ambitious odyssey takes him to the Alps, the Himalaya, Yosemite, the Andes, Kenya, New Zealand and South Georgia. His goal is neither to seek glory nor to complete a box-ticking exercise, but simply to enjoy himself in the company of his fellow climbers, including Mark Seaton, Andy Kirkpatrick and Stephen Venables, and to appreciate the splendour of his surroundings. On classic routes like the North Face of the Eiger and the Nose on El Capitan, it is hard not to be swept away by Sherwood's unfaltering enthusiasm.

Also featuring fascinating historical detail about each route, Seven Climbs is a compelling account of Sherwood's efforts to answer a much-debated question: which are the world's greatest climbs?
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Weight 0.400000
Author Sherwood, Charles
Availability IP
Department Outdoor Pursuits
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781912560851
Pages 192
Published 07/05/2020
Publisher Vertebrate Publishing
Section Climbing
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