A Youth Wasted Climbing

5061-987
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A Youth Wasted Climbing

5061-987
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David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, "one of the leading figures in Ontario rock climbing throughout the 1980s." With its vivid accounts of short and nasty climbs, dubious mentors, hapless climbing partners, teenage crushes, bad cars, underage drinking and questionable climbing techniques, this is a memoir of coming of age in a simpler era of climbing, told with compassion, humour and insight. Shortlisted for the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountain & Wilderness Literature.

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Ideal for Rock climbing
Author David Chaundry-Smart
Language English
Pages 264
Published 2015
ISBN 9781771600675
Made in Canada