John Allen - Cairngorm John (2nd Hand Paperback)
Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize 2009.
In Cairngorm John (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to.
His book is filled with exciting accounts of real-life rescues, discussions of mountain rescue topics such as hypothermia, first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs.
Peopled with interesting characters his accounts are at all times humane and the book is laced with humour.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Scotland
- Published : 2010 (Sandstone Press)
- ISBN : 9781905207572
- SKU : B002183
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Cairngorm John is a thoughtful book, not macho at all. It s as much about love of the mountains as their dangers." - Libby Purves
"I had to put on several layers just to read this book. It makes Touching the Void seem like a pretty routine day on the hill." - Iain Macwhirter
"Cairngorm John is a remarkable piece of work: succinct, moving, compassionate, gripping, technically detailed and yet broad enough in its appeal to hold the attention of general audiences." - Rennie MacOwen.
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader.