Prelude to Everest

Prelude to Everest

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Ian R. Mitchell & George Rodway

ISBN: paperback - 9781910021224; hardback - 9781906817749

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Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas' journey, which takes him from the Scottish Cairngorms to the Himalaya, and discover how his struggles and explorations have impacted upon mountaineering today.

Praise for Ian R. Mitchell:

To have produced a work of such significance that is also fun to read is an achievement.   Terry Gifford, High Reviews on Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Praise for George Rodway:

For all who appreciate the origins and development of high altitude mountaineering, this is a must.  John I Murray, Irish Mountain Log on George Ingle Finch's The Struggle for Everest