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Life and Limb
Jamie Andrew

Classification : Sports & Leisure
Pub Date : Feb 24, 2005
Imprint : Portrait
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780749950521
Price : 699

About the book
Jamie Andrew's survival and rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm in 1999 has passed into Alpine legend. It was a miracle that he survived; but Jamie had to come to terms not only with the death of his close friend, Jamie Fisher, who died beside him - but also with the loss of all his limbs to frostbite. Since the accident, Jamie has struggled painfully and successfully to overcome his disabilities; not only has he learnt to walk (and run) on his prosthetic legs, but also to ski, snowboard, paraglide - and even take up his beloved mountaineering again.
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'His courage, determination and sense of humour shine through the words of this remarkable book Life and Limb is a genuinely life-enhancing read.' Scottish Mountaineer
'Like Joe Simpson, Andrew has discovered a latent talent for writing that only a mountaineering epic seems to have allowed him to uncover. And like Touching the Void, Life and Limb is brilliantly written and utterly un-put-down-able. If ever a tale evokes the phrase life affirming then this is it.' On the Edge magazine.
     
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