The Longest Climb: Back From the Abyss


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For climber Paul Pritchard, the biggest challenge he ever faced wasn't a mountain but the long climb back to life. Not his former life of the 1990s, when he surfed many of the world's most treacherous rock faces. The boulder that crushed him while he was climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania put a stop to that. A six-year struggle with hemiplegia and brain injury followed, slowly reassembling his world physically, emotionally and mentally. Progress is halting but also triumphant and often blackly humorous. Geographically, ...

The Longest Climb: Back From the Abyss 2005, Constable and Robinson, London

ISBN-13: 9781841194776