ONE DAY AS A TIGER – Alex Macintyre and the birth of light & fast alpinism A lecture by John Porter 1st November 2016 – Royal Geographical Society
One Day As A Tiger, John Porter’s revelatory and poignant memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst – and draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant legend – Read more
In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.
“One Day As A Tiger is a brilliant read on so many levels: a vivid and perceptive biography of one of the most talented an innovative climbers of his generation, but going much further to unveil a forgotten story which encompasses the breath-taking confidence of the anarchic and dynamic climbing culture that grew up during the cold war on both sides of the Iron Curtain.” Sir Chris Bonington
This event is in aid of The Mount Everest Foundation and Porters’ Progress UK