/ Mountain / climbing books for teens??
I'd've thought Fiva by Gordon Stainforth (of this parish) would be a good choice.
Thanks all. A guidebook isn't that great since his Dad (his Mum lost custody and rarely sees him) doesn't climb and we live 200 miles away. His climbing is limited to when we can take him on holiday.
I have found a book written by Jordan Romero, the teenager who climbed Everest, about his experiences. I think Tony will enjoy that. I'm not sure about TTV just yet - we're teaching him that climbing doesn't have to be scary and dangerous, so are trying to avoid stories about epics for a while!
Cheers xx C
Actually if he is seduced by Jordan Romero's goal - "To conquer the mightiest of mountains and inspire other kids to dream BIG!" he may be more likely to end up in his own epic than if he reads Joe Simpson!
Enough to put anybody off mountaineering but it had precisely the opposite effect on me .
Thanks Alex, for the perspective of someone only a few years older. I think I'll give him TTV for his birthday in January.
I have always promised I'll buy him axes, crampons and boots when he's 14. (We buy him new walking boots every year we take him away since his feet grow, but then it will be time for rigid boots), and that's getting scarily close (and expensive!!)
This is only a second-hand recommendation, though. I've never read it myself.
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