One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

One Day as a Tiger Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism In the autumn of a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest t

  • Title: One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism
  • Author: John Porter
  • ISBN: 9781771601665
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering s most successful era His ascents included hard new routes on HimalayIn the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering s most successful era His ascents included hard new routes on Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Changabang and a glittering record of firsts in the Alps and Andes Yet how Alex climbed was as important as what he climbed He was a mountaineering prophet, sharing with a handful of contemporaries including his climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka the vision of a purer form of alpinism on the world s highest peaks.

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  • After reading Freedom Climbers, Alex MacIntyre was the "extra" alpinist that remained in my memory. As he was described in that book, his personality and style had an almost Monty Python-esque appeal, and I needed to know more. I purchased this book immediately after I found it despite its high price (especially considering I got a digital copy).I can appreciate that the author was a friend and did not try to turn this into an imitation of Alex's writing style or into a straight biography, but t [...]


  • A really interesting book about the nature of climbing and the changes happening in the 1970s and 80s. Despite knowing that Alex dies at the end, the book is still compelling - we want to find out what leads him there. At the same time we are learning about how climbing was evolving. I found the stories of travelling to the Himalayas fascinating. There was such an element of adventure to climbing that is harder to find today. And the climbs were extraordinary! I really enjoyed this book. It remi [...]


  • Another book that I found to be somewhat boring. The author talks at great length about all the conversations the climbers have with each other, all the things they did away from the mountains and quote poetry to show how clever and cultured they all were, all of which I found boring and frustrating. I don't care about the journeys they take to get to the mountains or what each airport was like or what poetry they know. I wanted to read about the actual climbs which are almost there as an aftert [...]


  • Why I read this book:I'm a fan of the Banff film festival and often look to their written category finalists for reading material. I bought One Day as a Tiger by John Porter nearly 2 years ago after the first of my first child to read. Alpine style mountaineering is impressive and when done right can be a relatively safe way to climb high peaks. When done poorly, it is a recipe for disaster.My one sentence summary:The first and evolution of Alpine style mountaineering seen through the life of on [...]


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