Space Below My Feet (Paperback)

Gwen Moffat

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In 1945, when Gwen Moffat was in her twenties, she deserted from her post as a driver and dispatch rider in the Army and went to live rough in Wales and Cornwall, climbing and living on practically nothing. She hitch-hiked her way around, travelling from Skye to Chamonix and many places in between, with all her possessions on her back, although these amounted to little more than a rope and a sleeping bag. When the money ran out, she worked as a forester, went winkle-picking on the Isle of Skye, acted as the helmsman of a schooner and did a stint as an artist's model. And always there were the mountains, drawing her away from a 'proper' job. Throughout this unique story, there are acutely observed accounts of mountaineering exploits as Moffat tackles the toughest climbs and goes on to become Britain's leading female climber - and the first woman to qualify as a mountain guide.


Product Details

  • Product code: AIHBS
  • ISBN: 9781780226323
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 14.4cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: Thu Nov 07 00:00:00 GMT 2013
  • Book points: 10

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