Skip to main content
Maverick mountaineer : George Ingle Finch, the wild colonial boy who took on the British Alpine establishment
Maverick mountaineer : George Ingle Finch, the wild colonial boy who took on the British Alpine establishment
Wainwright, Robert, 1961-2015
Audiobooks
George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Imprint:
Tullamarine, Victoria Bolinda Audio, [2015]p2015
Collation:
11 audio discs (CD) (12 hr., 50 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Performers:
Read by Robert Meldrum.
ISBN:
9781486294527
Dewey class:
796.522092796.522
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAudio Book CDACD 796.522 FINAvailable
0