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The Villain

The Life of Don Whillans


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.

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Cordee Code: CAW001
Author: Perrin
No of Pages: 368
Page Size: 129 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 0099416727
ISBN 13: 9780099416722
Publisher: Arrow
Published Date: April 2006
Edition: 1st , Apr-2006
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: 16 illustrations
Weight: 300g

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