This biography brings an understanding of one of America's mountaineers. One chapter is devoted to the rescue in 1966 of two Germans trapped high on the west face of the Petit Dru. The text builds into a psychological portrait of Hemming's complex and almost schizophrenic personality, and into the causes of his eventual suicide.

Gary Hemming: The Beatnik of the Alps 2015, Sentinel Rock Press

ISBN-13: 9781940777450

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Gary Hemming: The Beatnik of the Alps 1995, Ernest Press, Glasgow

ISBN-13: 9780948153389

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