Statement - the Ben Moon Story
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'Ever since I first set foot on rock at the tender age of seven years, climbing has been the most important thing in my life. In fact I would go so far as to say it is my reason for living and as long as I am able to climb I hope I will. It is from climbing I draw my inspiration for life.'
In Statement, Moon's official biography, award-winning writer Ed Douglas paints a portrait of a climbing visionary and dispels the myth of Moon as an anti-traditional climbing renegade. Interviews with Moon are complemented with insights from family and friends and extracts from magazines and personal diaries and letters.
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Ed Douglas is an award-winning author of eight books about mountains and their people, and a journalist whose work most often appears in The Observer and The Guardian, where he contributes to the Country Diary. Previous books include the first full-length biography of Tenzing Norgay, who climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, and Ron Fawcett's Rock Athlete, winner of the 2010 Boardman Tasker Prize.