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The Sunlit Summit

The Life of W. H. Murray

By (author) Robin Lloyd-Jones
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd, Dingwall, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Aug 2013
Dimensions: w 165mm h 245mm d 35mm
Weight: 770g
ISBN-10: 1908737387
ISBN-13: 9781908737380
Barcode No: 9781908737380
Synopsis
William Hutchison Murray (1913 - 1996) was one of Scotland's most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, Mountaineering in Scotland, on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Gestapo. The rewritten version was published in 1947 and followed by the, now, equally famous, Undiscovered Scotland. In 1951 he was depute leader to Eric Shipton on the Everest Reconnaissance Expedition. In later years he became a successful novelist and pioneer conservationist.

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