Learning to Breathe download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andy Cave

Learning to Breathe download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andy Cave year 2006
  • Book name: Learning to Breathe
  • Author: Andy Cave
  • Release date: 2006/10/30
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780099472667
  • Rating: 8.87 of 10
  • Votes: 215
  • Review by: Amelie Thames
  • Review rating: 7.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/22
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: At the age of sixteen, Andy Cave followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and became a miner - one of the last recruits into a dying world. Every day he would descend 3,000 feet into Grimethorpe pit.But at weekends Andy escaped from the pithead to a very different world - testing his nerve on the cliffs and mountains around Britain, and forging endearing friendships with his new companions.Enduring the 1984-5 miners' strike - the guilt, the broken friendships, the poverty - Andy continued to indulge his passion. In 1986, after much soul searching, he quit his job as a miner in order to devote himself to mountaineering. At the same time he decided to educate himself, acquiring almost from a standing start academic qualifications including a PhD in socio-linguistics. This extraordinary twin odyssey is graphically recalled in this remarkable book.In the Himalaya in 1997 Andy achieved a courageous first ascent on one of the steepest and most difficult summits in the world - the North Face of Changabang. Seventeen days later, he and only two of his team-mates crawled into base camp, frostbitten, emaciated and traumatised. His account of this terrifying experience provides a dramatic climax to this compelling story.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H56M32S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Autobiography: Sport, Biography: General, Extreme Sports, Climbing & Mountaineering
  • Available formats: MobiPocket, TXT, EPUB, DOC, GIF, PDB, PDF, WORD. Compressed in DEB, LZ, ZIP, BZ2, RAR
  • Download servers: 1337x, Torrent, Google Drive, BitShare, Mediafire
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
  • Weight: 236g
  • Printed by: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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