Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong

Free Read Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong - by Gordon Stainforth - Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong, Fiva An Adventure That Went Wrong A wonderful nostalgic gripping classic yarn with great humour Joe Simpson author of Touching the VoidIn teenage twin brothers Gordon and John Stainforth set out from their home in Hertfordsh Free Read Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong - by Gordon Stainforth - Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong, Fiva An Adventure That Went Wrong A wonderful nostalgic gripping classic yarn with great humour Joe Simpson author of Touching the VoidIn teenage twin brothers Gordon and John Stainforth set out from their home in Hertfordsh

  • Title: Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong
  • Author: Gordon Stainforth
  • ISBN: 9780957054301
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong

Free Read Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong - by Gordon Stainforth, Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong, Gordon Stainforth, Fiva An Adventure That Went Wrong A wonderful nostalgic gripping classic yarn with great humour Joe Simpson author of Touching the VoidIn teenage twin brothers Gordon and John Stainforth set out from their home in Hertfordshire England to climb the highest rock face in Europe Norway s Troll Wall The route they targeted is called Fiva pronounced fever Poor judges of their own abili A w Free Read Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong - by Gordon Stainforth - Fiva: An Adventure That Went Wrong, Fiva An Adventure That Went Wrong A wonderful nostalgic gripping classic yarn with great humour Joe Simpson author of Touching the VoidIn teenage twin brothers Gordon and John Stainforth set out from their home in Hertfordsh

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  • Uwielbiam ksi ki dotycz ce wspinaczki, ale bardzo bym chcia a, eby nie pisa y ich osoby, kt re si na dana g r wspina y rezultat zazwyczaj jest taki, e nie da si przebrn przez fascynuj c histori ze wzgl du na s aby styl U pi o mnie pokonywanie przepa ci.


  • This was a typical example of a couple of over confident and underprepared idiots who almost got killed on an adventure The levels of sheer stupidity in this book are mindblowing setting off on a climb with a couple of cheese sandwiches and chocolate bars no emergency rations limited pegs for climbing relying on a few lines in a guidebook to plan your attempt on a climb you ve never done not paying attention to markers and signs so continually having to retrace steps and going the wrong way coun [...]


  • Gordon Stainforth is previously known,especially amongst the climbing fraternity,for his excellent photographic books on mountains,climbing and landscapes,so it was with interest that I picked up his latest offering,a personal tale called Fiva Within the title itself An adventure that went wrong the reader is provided with immediate enticement and I was eager to find out how the what, where and how elements of this adventure would unravel.To begin with let me say that this is not your run of the [...]


  • Some one else should have penned this story The words and sentence structure were not clean and the story leveraged technical terms which if one was not a climber, it is difficult to follow.


  • Fiva is a remarkable story, and all the remarkable because it s true In the summer of 1969, two brothers, twins, aged 19 from England go on an expedition to climb the troll wall, a bleak and imposing face of a remote Norwegian mountain Fiva pronounced fever is the name of a 6,000 foot route on Store Trolltind in the Romsdal region of Norway Despite the formidable appearance of the mountain, the brothers fully expect to be safely back in their tent before nightfall, and so take very few provisio [...]


  • Although an account of events of than forty years ago, Fiva is written in the first person present tense, giving it an immediacy that meant once I started it, I couldn t put it down.Stainforth perfectly captures the sense of youthful adventure of the two brothers, brimful of confidence, climbing Troll Wall The writing is evocative you get the sense of Stainforth choosing each word carefully whether describing the damp flanks of the dinosaur they are climbing or discussing the limitations of phr [...]


  • I loved this tale of a mountain adventure that very nearly ended in disaster In 1969 twin brothers who had fairly recently discovered climbing went to Norway to climb a route that had been recommended to them In round figures it was 4000 ft of often near vertical rock they had a small guide book, a map that was fairly small too, three cheese sandwiches and a couple of bars of chocolate what could possibly go wrong This is a real boys own tale of daring and determination near disaster that has bo [...]


  • A great tale I m not a rock climber but this book took me back to my late teens when I was keen on hill walking and even climbed a few mountains in Norway where the true events of this book took place The author recounts setting out, poorly prepared, to complete an ambitious climb with his twin brother The brothers relationship is an interesting dimension to the story as are the passing references and reflections on family, schooling and mountaineering training in the UK The power of the book is [...]


  • An epic story of two 19 year olds failing and surviving on a big climb in Romsdal, Norway.The unusual style of writing first person but written 40 years after the events simply did not work The conversations must have been a figment of the writers imagination as no one can remember the actual words used after such a long time.The result is a very stilted narrative that failed to flow.The book was well researched and throws an interesting light on the climbing scene of that era It may have won an [...]


  • This book is exceptional Rarely do climbing epics get written by average climbers no offence meant to Gordon and his twin Their route finding difficulties resonated with me as someone who has been left clueless at a guidebook instruction of go 150 ft up and left to the obvious groove Other technical decisions were well described without detracting from the pace of the tale Again, they resonated for this less than average ability climber I liked the writing style and Gordon s attempt to put himse [...]


  • Good story of twee twin brothers set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe Fiva, Noway Their epic experience took place in 1969, the book was published about 2 years ago The story is poorly written, it has it s own teen childish style which can be quite annoying at some point But, they survived to write it with all the inexperience that they had at the time and that what matters.


  • English twins, male, age 18, headed out on a rock climbing adventure in Norway Thinking they were following an accurate and definitive route guide, they discover the guide is woefully inadequate and ambiguous Their survival is threatened than once This true story is gripping and would be especially engaging for climbers who would understand the nuances of the technical decisions along the way Quick read recommended for those who love true adventure stories with suspense.


  • Great rollicking climbing adventure For climbers of a certain vintage there is just so much nostalgia wooden ice axes, RD Super Guide boots abseiling with the rope cutting in to your shoulder.Also highly recommended for non climbers A kind of Touching the Void which doesn t take itself too seriously.




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