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The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans - Perrin, Jim
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Don Whillans has an iconic significance for generations of climbers. His epochmaking first ascent of Annapurna's South Face, achieved with Dougal Haston in 1970, remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made, a standard to which all modern Himalayan climbers aspire - but behind this and all his other formidable achievements lies a tough, recalcitrant reality: the character of the man himself. At twenty, Whillans was 5 foot 4 inches tall, a working-class lad with the build of a miniature Atlas. W ithin a year of ...

The Villain: A Life of Don Whillans 2005, Hutchinson Radius, London

ISBN-13: 9780091794385