In High Places
This biography looks at the life of Dougal Haston, one of Britain's great climbers. As a young teenager, Haston and his friends were introduced to ... Show synopsis This biography looks at the life of Dougal Haston, one of Britain's great climbers. As a young teenager, Haston and his friends were introduced to the hills. An aesthetic appreciation for the mountains began to grow in the mind of this working-class 14 year old. His climbing exploits became widely recognized after his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger - a world first. There followed many spectacular climbs setting up new routes in many parts of the world, particularly in Scotland, the Alps and, of course, his celebrated ascent of Everest with Doug Scott. In 1977, at the age of 37, Dougal Haston died on a mountain, caught in an avalanche shilst skiing in the Alps. He became an icon for aspiring climbers, and remains one of the charismatic and inspiring figures in the history of climbing. Doug Scott tells how Dougal Haston's love of mountains arose, and all his most famous climbs are recounted.