New Book: The Wild Within, by Simon Yates

£20, added Apr/2012, see all Vertebrate Publishing news & reviews
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'All mountaineers develop differently. Some go higher, some try ever-steeper faces and others specialise in a particular range or region. I am increasingly drawn to remoteness – to places where few others have trod.'

The Wild Within is the third book from Simon Yates, one of Britain's most accomplished mountaineers. With his insatiable appetite for adventure and exploratory mountaineering, Yates leads unique expeditions to unclimbed peaks in the Cordillera Darwin in Tierra del Fuego, the Wrangell St-Elias ranges on the Alaskan-Yukon border, and Eastern Greenland.

Laced with dry humour, he relates his own experience of the rapid commercialisation of mountain wilderness, while grappling with his new-found commitments as a family man. At the same time he must endure his role in the film adaptation of Joe Simpson's Touching The Void, having to relive the events of that trip to Peru for a Hollywood director.

Yates' subsequent escape to some of the world's most remote mountains isn't quite the experience it once was, as he witnesses first hand the advance of modern communications into the wilderness, signalled by the ubiquitous mobile phone masts appearing in once deserted mountain valleys. He is left to dwell on the remaining significance of mountain wilderness and must rediscover what the notion of 'wild' means for him now.

+Simon Yates in the Gangotri, northern India, with Bhagirathi III in the background. , 142 kbSimon Yates in the Gangotri, northern India, with Bhagirathi III in the background.
Vertebrate Publishing, Mar 2012
© Simon Yates/Vertebrate Publishing

More info

You can order signed hardback copies of The Wild Within direct from Vertebrate Publishing here. It's also available from book shops and outdoor shops.

The book is also available as an ebook from Amazon Kindle here and from other ebook retailers.

The Wild Within Book Tour: April–May

For more info visit this page on the Speakers From The Edge website.

+Day 3 on Mount Vancouver, Wrangell-St Elias Ranges with Paul Schweizer. , 169 kbDay 3 on Mount Vancouver, Wrangell-St Elias Ranges with Paul Schweizer.
Vertebrate Publishing, Mar 2012
© Simon Yates/Vertebrate Publishing
+Day 2 on the first ascent of Monte Ada, with Andy Parkin, in the Cordillera Darwin, South America., 179 kbDay 2 on the first ascent of Monte Ada, with Andy Parkin, in the Cordillera Darwin, South America.
Vertebrate Publishing, Mar 2012
© Simon Yates/Vertebrate Publishing

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