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Quest into the unknown : my life as a climbing nomad

Author: Tony Howard
Publisher: Sheffield (England) : Vertebrate Publishing, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are all climbing where we are and with the gear we use in no small part due to Tony Howard's quest for adventure. Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway's Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, 'One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers'. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness,  Read more...
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HOWARD, TONY.
QUEST INTO THE UNKNOWN.
[Place of publication not identified], VERTEBRATE Publishing, 2019
(OCoLC)1059259669
Named Person: Tony Howard
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Howard
ISBN: 9781911342847 1911342843
OCLC Number: 1086211406
Awards: Commended for Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence 2019 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (colour)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Precis; Part One; Chapter 1: Early Days --
Part One; Chapter 2: Early Days --
Part Two; Chapter 3: Early Days --
Part Three; Chapter 4: Teenage Kicks --
Part One; Chapter 5: Teenage Kicks --
Part Two; Chapter 6: The Rimmon; Chapter 7: Whaling Days --
South Georgia Bound; Chapter 8: Whaling Days --
Antarctic Adventures; Chapter 9: Keep on Rockin'; Chapter 10: Winter Wanderings; Chapter 11: Norway --
Arctic Adventures; Chapter 12: Jobs on the Rocks; Chapter 13: Dolomite Days; Chapter 14: Moroccan Mountains; Chapter 15: Norway --
The Troll Wall and Other Escapades Chapter 16: Life on the Ocean WaveChapter 17: Norway --
The Romsdal Years; Chapter 18: The Times they are a-Changing; Chapter 19: On the Road Again; Chapter 20: Canada --
Yukon Yarns; Chapter 21: Canada --
'The Trail of '98'; Chapter 22: Homeward Bound; Chapter 23: Back Home; Chapter 24: Greenland; Chapter 25: Life at Troll; Chapter 26: Persian Perambulations; Chapter 27: And Then There Were Two; Chapter 28: Atakor Adventures; Chapter 29: Meanwhile, Back at Work ... ; Chapter 30: Spanish Rock; Chapter 31: Morocco --
Here Comes the Sun; Chapter 32: Alpine Adventures; Chapter 33: All Change ... Chapter 34: Hard Rock DaysChapter 35: Sudan Saga --
Kassala Mountains; Chapter 36: Sudan Saga --
Ticket to Ride; Part Two; Chapter 37: Exploring Jordan --
Wadi Rum Discovery; Chapter 38: Exploring Jordan --
Rum Rock; Chapter 39: Exploring Jordan --
Petra's Secret Canyon; Chapter 40: Exploring Jordan --
Beyond Petra; Chapter 41: Exploring Jordan --
More Rum Goings On; Chapter 42: Exploring Jordan --
Bedouin Rock; Chapter 43: Travels in Thailand; Chapter 44: Oman Odyssey --
A Surprise Christmas; Chapter 45: Oman Odyssey --
Musandam to Dhofar; Chapter 46: Exploring Egypt --
Sinai and the Red Sea Mountains Chapter 47: Exploring Egypt --
Some You Win, and Some You LoseChapter 48: Incredible India --
The Western Ghats and Beyond; Chapter 49: Incredible India --
Ladakh and Beyond; Chapter 50: Exploring Ethiopia --
The Roof of Africa; Chapter 51: A Libyan Invitation; Chapter 52: Middle Eastern Meanderings; Chapter 53: Exploring Jordan --
The Lowest Adventures on Earth; Chapter 54: Madagascar --
Mystical Mountains; Chapter 55: Welcome to Palestine; Chapter 56: Exploring Egypt --
If at First You Don't Succeed ... ; Chapter 57: Exploring Egypt --
Nubian Nemesis Chapter 58: Incredible India --
The North-East FrontierChapter 59: Incredible India --
Saramati Surprise; Chapter 60: Palestine --
Is There Anybody out There?; Chapter 61: Exploring Jordan --
The Knife Canyon; Chapter 62: Mali --
Mountains, Magic and Music; Chapter 63: Exploring Jordan --
New Discoveries; Chapter 64: Exploring Jordan --
The Jordan Trail; Chapter 65: Incredible India --
A Walk on the Wild Side; Chapter 66: Exploring Jordan --
Back on the Trail; Chapter 67: Memory Lane; Chapter 68: The End of The Trail; Postscript; Acknowledgements; Photographs
Responsibility: Tony Howard.

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In 1965 Tony Howard made the first British ascent of Norway's Troll Wall. He went on to found Troll Climbing Equipment but never stopped exploring. Quest into the Unknown, his autobiography, covers  Read more...

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