A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Slender Thread A dramatic account, describing the mountaineering disaster on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli, which so nearly ended the life of Stephen Venables, and the committed teamwork that brought him to safety.
- Published: 22 May 2001
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099279068 ISBN 10: 0099279061
- Sales rank: 640,280
Full description for A Slender Thread
Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers, Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when, at 1am on a dark Himalayan night, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and landing, seriously-wounded, at the end of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield. This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival, and of the brilliant, committed teamwork which brought him to safety.