Vertical Pleasure


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The secret life of a tax man

By Mick Fowler

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1995, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.   The first volume (of three to date) of Fowler’s autobiographies. It charts his introduction to climbing by his father, his early rock routes in Britain including serious first ascents on conventional rock and on south coast chalk, and on to
Peru and the Karakoram, where he made the first ascent of Spantik with Victor Saunders – one of the most impressive Himalayan alpine-style ascents of the decade.  Fowler has specialised in these small, alpine-style ascents in the Greater Ranges for over 30 years, while balancing family life and a full-time job as a taxman. Shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Award in 1995.


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