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Cois Life
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NOTE: Please note that this book is in not in the English language; it is an Irish-language work only. A mountaineering team and a camera crew on Everest. Tensions between father and son. The lack of trust between them does not augur well. Mike has technical skills to share with his son, Liam, who is on time out from school to travel to Tibet. He becomes friendly with the Sherpas, and one young Rai in particular who works in the Base Camp. Exhilaration and terror, tragedy and rescue, are all experienced here on the slopes of Everest, turning things on their head. 'An absorbing masterpiece .. Irish classes become more urgent for those who are unable to read it. ' - The Irish Mountain Log.
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Dermot Somers has been rock-climbing and mountaineering all over the world, from the Alps to the Himalayas. He was a member of the expedition to Changtse (Tibet) in 1987, to Manaslu (Nepal) in 1991 and to Everest (Tibet) in 1993. He has published three books of stories: Mountains and Other Ghosts (Diadem Books, 1990); At the Rising of the Moon (Baton Wicks, 1994); and, Collected Short Stories (Baton Wicks, 2004). In 2005 his book Endurance (O'Brien Press) was an historical and mythological account of famous journeys throughout Ireland. At the Rising of the Moon won the Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature. He was also awarded the Oireachtas Prize for Rince ar na Ballaí (Cois Life, 2002). Ar Muir is ar Sliabh (Cois Life, 2010) was published in 2010. He has made three television series for TG4 and RTÉ; Cuairt na Cruinne (Best Documentary Award, Celtic Film & TV Festival for a programme about the Eiger), An Bealach ó Dheas and Turas Feasa. He has also made travel programmes with shepherds with CTL Films. The series is called Turais i mBaol - An tSibéir (2001); An Sahára (2002); An Iaráin (2004); and the fourth - Trasna na Himiléithe, Dolpo, Neipeal (2008).

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Cois Life
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Published on
Sep 1, 2006
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9781908057501
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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