Tonight I will be helping a great pal Clive Rowland in his book launch at the Nairn Book Festival. I have the honour to do a short introduction for Clive. I have been so lucky to know Clive for many years and he has helped so many including myself and others. It’s wonderful that he is at last telling the tale of his life one the most incredible Rescue’s at altitude ever.
Clive’s is to me and many the “Mountaineers mountaineer “ His book is a wonderful insight into the world of extreme climbing at altitude and his pathway to these incredible mountains. His early days wild first ascents in the Alps were at the time a fantastic achievement. Clive has climbed with many of the world best mountaineers yet always there to give advice and help young climbers . Yet his journey is told with humour and honesty and This as Cameron MacNeish says in his forward was the true “Golden Age” of Mountaineering.
This book is a “whose who” of great climbers sadly many are gone. Many of his friends have been asking Clive to write a book. As it is now completed I am sure it will be a classic not just for his family and friends but for readers all over the world.