Cairngorm John by John Allen

Cairngorm John: A Life In Mountain Rescue

John Allen

RRP: £8.99

Available as an ebook from 12th December 2012

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SHORT LISTED for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature 2009.

First published in March 2009 Cairngorm John ran through four print runs before the turn of the year, was widely and appreciatively reviewed, and short listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize. Now the paperback will appeal to a whole new readership in waiting.

For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In ‘Cairngorm John’ (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real-life rescues, discussions of mountain rescue topics such as hypothermia, first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs. Peopled with interesting characters his accounts are at all times humane and the book is laced with humour.

Introduced by Sir Chris Bonington

CATEGORY: Sport, mountaineering

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4.8/5 stars from 21 reviews on Amazon

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ISBN: 978-1-905207-57-2
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