At Age Sixteen, Andy Cave Followed In His Father S And His Grandfather S Footsteps And Became A Miner One Of The Last Recruits Into A Dying World Every Day He Would Descend 3,500 Feet Into The Grimethorpe Pit But At Weekends, Andy Inhabited A Very Different World Thousands Of Feet Above The Pitheads Of The Colliery Introduced To His Local Mountaineering Club While A Miner, He Soon Learned To Cherish This Newfound Freedom Living Through The Coalminer S Strikes Of The Mid Eighties The Guilt, The Broken Friendships, The Poverty Andy Continued To Indulge His Passion, And In 1986, After Much Soul Searching, He Quit The Mines In Order To Take Up Mountaineering Professionally At The Same Time He Decided To Educate Himself, Acquiring, Almost From A Standing Start, Academic Qualifications Including A PhD In Sociology This Extraordinary Twin Odyssey Is Graphically Recalled In This Remarkable Book Andy Also Recounts The Grim Tale Of One Of The Steepest And Most Difficult Summits In The World The North Face Of Changabang In The Himalaya Seventeen Days Later, He And Two Of His Teammates His Best Friend Had Already Perished Crawled Into Base Camp, Frostbitten And Emaciated His Account Of This Terrifying Experience Provides A Dramatic Climax To This Extraordinary Story Learning To Breathe Is First And Foremost A Lively And Humorous Memoir, Written With Energy And Insight, About Two Very Different Groups Of Men, Each Navigating Equally Inhospitable Worlds Finally, On A Larger Scale, It Is An Examination Of Our Ability To Draw On Inner Strengths And The Strengths Of Others.
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- 304 pages
- Learning To Breathe
- Andy Cave
- 04 July 2017 Andy Cave