Summit Fever

Author(s): Andrew Greig


When poet Andrew Greig was asked by the near-legendary Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. The result is this unique book. Short-listed for the Boardman-Tasker Prize and already something of a classic in adventure literature, Summit Fever has been loved by climbers and literary critics alike for its refreshing candour, wit and insight, and the haunting beauty of its writing. It is for every armchair adventurer who ever wondered what it would be like to climb in the Himalayas. Much more than a book about climbing, it celebrates the risk, joy and adventure of being alive. First published 1985; this revised edition with introduction by Joe Simpson 1997.


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"A wonderful, gritty expedition book." Chris Bonington "Achingly talented. A Rare find." On The Edge "An excellent read, one of the best expedition books so far." Climber

ANDREW GRIEG is a poet and novelist. He has published six volumes of poetry and four novels, including Electric Brae (Canongate). He lives in Orkney and Sheffield (with his wife the writer Leslie Glaister). Among other things, he is known as the unofficial poet laureate of the mountaineering community.

General Fields

  • : 9781841957135
  • : canong
  • : canong
  • : November 2005
  • : 216mm X 131mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Greig
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 796.5223095496
  • : 286
  • : col. Illustrations, ports.