By Stephen Venables, John Porter

‘The wall was once the ambition, the fashion grew to become the obsession.’ within the autumn of 1982, a unmarried stone fell from excessive at the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre at the head, killing him immediately and robbing the hiking global of 1 of its maximum abilities. even supposing merely twenty-eight years outdated, Alex used to be already one of many top figures of British mountaineering’s so much profitable period. His ascents integrated challenging new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering checklist of firsts within the Alps and Andes. but how Alex climbed used to be as very important as what he climbed. He used to be a hiking prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries – together with his mountain climbing associate Voytek Kurtyka – the imaginative and prescient of a purer type of alpinism at the world’s maximum peaks. sooner or later As A Tiger, John Porter’s revelatory and poignant memoir of his pal Alex MacIntyre, indicates climbing at its striking top and tragic worst – and attracts an unforgettable photo of a stunning, argumentative and exuberant legend.

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