Monday, 17 February 2020 11:58

Vertebrate Publishing supports Mountain Rescue with new edition of The Last Blue Mountain

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This March independent publisher Vertebrate is publishing a new edition of a long-out-of-print mountaineering classic The Last Blue Mountain. For every copy sold through its website, Vertebrate is donating £5 to support Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

One of the all-time greatest outdoor narratives, the book is now almost exclusively available through Vertebrate with rare copies to be found in the trade, including Amazon which currently has a copy for sale at £769.52, and few circulating in the second-hand market.

The Daily Telegraph said of a previous edition, ‘The last part of the book is merciless to the feelings of the reader’ and Irish Mountain Log said the book is ‘Equalling, if not excelling, Touching the Void’.

The Last Blue Mountain

Vertebrate’s Managing Director Jon Barton said, ‘Voted one of the top twenty mountaineering books ever written, it has been a pleasure working with the author’s family to republish this classic, and mountain rescue teams to fund their essential work’.

The Last Blue Mountain is the harrowing true story of the 1957 expedition to Pakistan’s Mount Haramosh when two of a team of four climbers are avalanched into a snow basin at 20,000 feet, only for the rescue attempt by their teammates to result in the plight of all four climbers as they try to liberate themselves from an icy grave. With reports of stricken climbers rarely out of national media, Vertebrate is pleased to be supporting the vital work of Mountain Rescue – an entirely voluntary service whose members are on call twenty-four hours a day.

Please visit the Vertebrate Publishing website for more details