Wind From a Distant Summit

Review in the British ‘Alpine Club’ Journal 2012 by Andy Cave

November 19, 2012
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Review in the British ‘Alpine Club’ Journal 2012 by Andy Cave

Wind From a Distant Summit by Pat Deavoll Climbing difficult first ascents in the greater ranges, in alpine style, is generally considered the most committing and demanding form of mountaineering. Those involved in this high-risk pursuit from a small elite, made up of mostly men. This makes Pat Deavoll’s slick and candid memoir unique....

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Review of WFADS by Penelope Todd of Rosa Mira Books

May 23, 2012
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A review from author Penelope Todd, of Rosa Mira Books One woman, many mountains It strikes me, writing this, what a flimsy vessel a book is for recording the plethora of exploits Pat Deavoll has put herself through over the last thirty-five years. Nonetheless, in this handsome volume published by Craig Potton, Pat’s fine,...

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Book Review of Wind from a Distant Summit in Japanese Alpine News Vol 13, 2012

May 10, 2012
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Book Review of Wind from a Distant Summit in Japanese Alpine News Vol 13, 2012

By Satyabrata Dam The subtitle of the book is a misnomer since Pat is one of the worlds top all round alpinists (man or woman) today redefining boundaries and breaking barriers of mind body and soul in the vertical arena of high mountains. Of here climbing prowess, iron will and reckless passion the mountaineering...

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Wind from a Distant Summit gets Highly Commended at Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards

May 9, 2012
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20 March 2012 – Auckland – Auckland’s Charles Anderson won the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award and Timaru’s Natasha Martin took the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award, presented tonight at the Travel Media Awards Gala Dinner at the Heritage Auckland’s Grand Tearoom. Wellington author Peter Riordan won the...

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New reviews of Wind from a Distant Summit…..

March 16, 2012
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New reviews of Wind from a Distant Summit…..

Review by Louise Thornley for the Federated Mountain Clubs Bulletin. Number 197. Taking a well-earned breather from her 35 year climbing career elite alpinist Pat Deavoll has lingered long enough at ground level to write an autobiography. It’s a truly impressive account, taking the reader from the Southern Alps to remote and often unclimbed...

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Wind from a Distant Summit: Reviews

October 12, 2011
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Wind from a Distant Summit: Reviews

Im finding it hard to believe, but my book “Wind from a Distant Summit” has finally made it into the book stores! This is the culmination of two years of commitment and hard work, and there have been times when Ive wanted to throw the whole thing in the rubbish bin. But thanks to...

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