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Old Man of Hoy (One Mans Mountains)

Old Man of Hoy (One Man's Mountains)

Front cover for 'One Man's Mountains' by Tom Patey introduced by Chris Bonnington published November 2005,
Canongate Publishers

One Man's Mountains


Tom Patey, one of Scotland's best-known climbers, was killed on May 25th, 1970, while abseiling from a sea-stack off the northern Scottish coast. His death marked the loss of not only one of Scotland's greatest climbers but also of a man whose infectious charm and talents as a writer were to be sorely missed.

He was in the process of editing the articles that appear in this book and these, along with his much sough-after poems, were published soon after. One Man's Mountain is a fitting tribute to one of the most singular and admired climbers that Britain has produced.

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thomas13-Jan-2008 22:20
rising out of the clouds! stunning picture!
Adam Sharp13-Dec-2004 21:59
Now this is amazing...