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Stephen Venables

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Stephen Venables was born in 1954 and began climbing while at Oxford. He has climbed extensively throughout the world and has created many new routes and first ascents. A former winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize and the Grand Award at Banff, the International Mountain Literature Festival, he lives in Bath with his wife Rosie and Ollie's brother, Edmond.

Books by Stephen Venables

Higher Than The Eagle Soars

A highly intimate and epic account of Stephen Venables's life, culminating in his dramatic ascent of Everest, an event that confirmed him as one of the greatest British climbers of his generation.

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The exceptionally moving, brilliantly written story of the brief, courageous life of Ollie, the autistic son of one of Britain's most successful mountaineers, and of his effect on all who knew him.

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