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Y Himalayan climbers aspire But Perrin examines the tough reality behind Whillans’ formidable achievements – the character of the man himself Despite his skill and daring Whillans was a savage tongued hell raising scrapper – turned down for a ueen’s Birthday honour because of a violent frac Another Perrin masterpiece; balanced but objective Whillans was not always a nice fellow

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The Villain The Life of Don WhillansA fascinating thought provoking The Life Kindle #214 biography of a climbing legendDon Whillans has been an icon for generations of climbers His first ascent of Annapurna’s South Face with Dougal Haston in remains one of the most impressive climbs ever made – a standard to which all contemporar A magnificent book this biography of Britain's most controversial post war climber Jim Perrin's rendering of Whillans' life is truly symphonic as it unfolds there is a feeling of progression of widening vistas of deepening insight into the subterranean drives of this wilful personality All of this emerges organically from a number of key themes Whillans' working class background the fraught relationship with his key climbing partners Joe Brown and Chris Bonnington and his wife Audrey the fractious dynamics in the English climbing community the enduring attraction of Cheshire gritstone Chamonix granite and the snow and ice of the great Himalayan peaks These themes are refracted in myriads of amazing often wildly funny stories and anecdotes As a result of Perrin's great and humane skill in weaving these various strands together the story assumes a significance that goes beyond this particular constellation of character space and time After having read this book Don Whillans' personality stands for something bigger something fundamental and iconic At a certain point Perrin very aptly likens Whillans to Achilles enormously gifted and driven but unable to uell his egotism and agression unable to let his gift flower into a balanced endearing persona There are lessons here for all of humanity On the other hand and despite the deeper significance that speaks from Perrin's narrative this is a climbers' book in such a fundamental and exemplary way With immense sympathy and wisdom it speaks particularly to those who have experienced what it means to have space below your feet to trust your life to your own and your partner's skill and the mood of the mountain to precariously feel your way through vast wilderness spaces I enjoyed this book immensely Don Whillans is here to stay