A cult work that speaks of the passion for the peaks and solidarity in the mountains. One of the best-selling mountain books in the world and the title that launched its author Roger Frison-Roche to literary fame.
Pierre Servettaz wants to be a mountain guide in 1920's Chamonix. His father is a guide, his grandfather and great-grandfather had led generations of travelers and, however far back in time, Servettaz ancestors were found in the archives of the priory of Chamonix that roamed the peaks. Only he, for the first time, is preparing to move away against his will from the climbs that he loves so much.
His peaceful future as a hotelier, away from the dangers of the mountains, takes a sharp turn when his father suffers a fatal accident at the Dru and his companions organize an expedition to recover the body. Pierre joins the rescue group but a fall leaves him surprising consequences that promise to definitively move him away from mountaineering. Pierre sinks into darkness and despite the fact that all his friends try to give him back his will to live, can a person for whom climbing mountains is everything can carry on & # 63;
A classic book with romantic figures that does not focus on heroism but on the profession of guide. Through the simplicity of this mountain town, with its ancestral rituals and habits, a lifestyle is shown that preserves an intact aura and an evocative power so impressive that it transports you to the mythical walls of the Alps.
- Author: Roger Frison-Roche.
- Edition date: 2019.
- Language: Spanish.
- Dimensions: 14x21 cm.
- No. of pages: 256.