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When did you de­cide to write about moun­taineer­ing and why? I was ex­posed to a lot of fas­ci­nat­ing moun­taineer­ing sto­ries and char­ac­ters dur­ing my 20 years work­ing as di­rec­tor of the Banff Moun­tain Fes­ti­val. One of my go-to sources for re­search was Hi­malayan his­to­rian Eliz­a­beth Haw­ley. When Moun­taineers Books of­fered me the chance to write Haw­ley’s biography in 2005, I jumped at it.

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