FIVA - An Adventure That Went Wrong. Gordon Stainforth


The epic true story of the near-death experience of 19-year-old twins on a mountain in Norway in 1969

Boardman Tasker Prize Banff Mountain Festival

After a spectacular first eight months, with rave reviews, including 37 straight five-star reviews on Amazon, FIVA won the prestigious Best Book of Mountain & Wilderness Literature at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, 2012. It was also shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature
Further details of Banff Book Prize

In the summer of 1969, as Apollo 11 was blasting off to the moon, two teenage twin brothers, with only three years' mountaineering experience, set off to climb one of the highest rock faces in Europe. With just two bars of chocolate, some sandwiches, a four-sentence route description and an old sketch map, they left their tent early one morning with the full expectation of being back in time for tea. Within a few hours things had gone badly wrong, they were looking death in the face, and the English Home Counties seemed very far away ...

What a brilliant and refreshing read! Once started you just can’t put it down.
Sir Chris Bonington