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A Journey to Adventure
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Pat Falvey's adventure book covering many of the famous Seven Summits plus many other interesting locations with stunning pictures. The stories of why and how plus other tales from his journeys.
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"From Carrauntoohil to South Georgia via
The stories Pat Falvey tells are of his climbs in the Himalaya, on the other of the ‘seven summits’ and of his more recent Antarctic travel. It is not chronological – the chapter headings are the mountains he has climbed, although to some extent they follow his development from Carrauntoohil to South Georgia. I like this formula; one can read about all his experiences on one peak, rather than having to leaf back to check some reference. Some mountaineers have denigrated his climbs as “commercial” and certainly he gained experience with commercial leaders such as Jon Tinker. But the book shows how he benefited from the experience he acquired and became a leader himself of parties to mountains that he wanted to climb. The mountains Falvey describes are well worthwhile; Everest from the north and the south, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, McKinley and Vinson are all climbs for which I respect him, whether or not (as some of them were) they were ‘first Irish’ ascents. I accept that a ‘first something’ is a very necessary tool for getting sponsorship, but thereafter it is of less importance, for surely there is only one true first, the very first time a mountain is climbed, with its challenge of the unknown.
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