Cairngorm John

Cairngorm John : A Life in Mountain Rescue 10th Anniversary Edition

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First published in 2009, CAIRNGORM JOHN: A life in mountain rescue is universally recognised as a classic mountaineering book. Sandstone Press now presents a 10th anniversary edition which will include a substantial new section entitled Ten Years After, which will include chapters on changes to the helicopter service and the addition of drones, go-pros, apps, new means of transport to the mountain rescue service, and mountain safety. There will also be an additional plate section and a number of glossaries and appendices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Dingwall, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Anniversary
  • 1912240645
  • 9781912240647

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`A fascinating account of a man of great humility and remarkable courage.'-Annie Brown, The Daily Record; `I had to put on several layers just to read this book. It makes Touching the Void seem like a pretty routine day on the hill.'-Iain Macwhirter, The Sunday Herald; `Cairngorm John is a remarkable piece of work: succinct, moving, compassionate, gripping, technically detailed and yet broad enough in its appeal to hold the attention of general audiences'-Rennie MacOwen, The Scots Magazine; `Cairngorm John portrays the human side of mountain rescue, clearly demonstrating the emotional roller coaster that's involved, as well as the camaraderie that exists within teams like Cairngorm Mountain Rescue. I wish every 'do-gooder' who insists on full-time professional mountain rescue teams would read the book and recognise that the main ingredients for a mountain rescuer are commitment, concern and enthusiasm. John Allen has all these in abundance. He also tells a very good story.'-Cameron McNeish, TGO Magazine
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About John Allen

John Allen is the long-serving, now retired leader of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. He was instrumental in leading the team forward on all fronts including training, technical advances and funding. Born in 1942 in Glasgow he was, for many years, a practicing pharmacist in the Highlands. He was awarded an MBE for services to mountain rescue by Her Majesty the Queen.
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