Space Below My Feet

Space Below My Feet

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A classic mountaineering memoir by one of the UK's foremost female climbers. In 1945, when Gwen Moffat was in her twenties, she deserted from her post as a driver and dispatch rider in the Army and went to live rough in Wales and Cornwall, climbing and living on practically nothing. She hitch-hiked her way around, travelling from Skye to Chamonix and many places in between, with all her possessions on her back, although these amounted to little more than a rope and a sleeping bag. When the money ran out, she worked as a forester, went winkle-picking on the Isle of Skye, acted as the helmsman of a schooner and did a stint as an artist's model. And always there were the mountains, drawing her away from a 'proper' job. Throughout this unique story, there are acutely observed accounts of mountaineering exploits as Moffat tackles the toughest climbs and goes on to become Britain's leading female climber - and the first woman to qualify as a mountain guide.It was on no road and wasaccessible onlyby Land Rover or tractor. ... Being twenty miles from the climbingcentre it would be impracticable forany guide, even onein possession of transport. ... I had arranged to meettheowner in the village.

Title:Space Below My Feet
Author:Gwen Moffat
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-11-07


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