"'Moffatt and Grimes have done climbing history a service in setting down the story of UK climbing in the "dole era" of the 1980s - a story that was quickly becoming forgotten.' Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009. 'Revelations shines with elfin charm and great candor: about wanting to be the best; wanting to impress top climbers when he knew they were watching; and even that, as Moffatt once put it, "I like burning people off." Clearest of all is that he truly loved climbing.' Alison Osius, Rock & Ice Magazine, USA. 'If you are off on holiday and you pack only one book to read - make it this one. It is a revelation.' John Yates, UKClimbing.com. 'This is an honest look at the motivation of a sportsman at the top of his game, and a fascinating account of a period of great worldwide change in rock climbing.' TGO Magazine. 'A highly readable and effective autobiography.' Phil Bartlett, Boardman Tasker Prize 2009. 'If you are interested in our sport, its characters and history or if you'd like to understand an exceptional climber a little better, then you'll love this book.' Guy Holwill, SA Mountain Sport Magazine, South Africa. 'In terms of pace there's no stopping. I don't read a lot, but with this book I could barely put it down.' Steve McClure, Climb Magazine. 'Revelations is a superb book about a superb climber. Honest, witty and pithy, it explains to us mere mortals exactly what it takes to be the best climber in the world.' John Horscroft, planetFear.com. 'An essential read for all aspirants, has-beens and arm-chair rockstars.' John Palmer, The Climber, New Zealand."Reseña del editor:
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focussed on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport-climber, brilliant competitor and a pioneer in the new game of bouldering, Moffatt's story is that of climbing itself in the last thirty years. Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Travelling the world to fulfil his dreams, his story is a compelling and often hilarious account of the climbing community with all its glories, dangers and foibles, as well as the story of a true sporting legend.
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Buchbeschreibung CORDEE LTD Feb 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 237 x 160 x 17 mm. Neuware - Looks at the meteoric rise of moutain climber Moffatt, who has travelled the world and overcome injury to stay at the top of his game for over 2 decades. A pioneer in the new sport of bouldering, this is the story of climbing, as much as it is about the climber. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781906148195