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Orion Travel Writing / Memoir HB / TPB October £18.99 / £13.99 304pp 8pp colour illustrations 978 1 4091 4403 8 / 978 1 4091 4404 5 eBook: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 4405 2

Steve Backshall’s BBC TV brand Deadly has been watched by 41 million – 70% of the UK population.

STEVE BACKSHALL Mountain A Life on the Rocks

Climbing memoir by avid mountaineer and bestselling adventure writer Steve Backshall. Steve Backshall has been climbing since his teens and has a genuine love affair with the mountains, and with an environment that has the power to make a human being feel very small, very vulnerable and very alive. His gripping memoir flashes back to his advanced Himalayan mountaineer qualification with the Indian army. It also describes the first ascent of Mount Kuli in the Bornean rainforest in search of new species of animals, and tells of the traumas and near-death experiences Steve went through to reach the summit of this menacing peak. Mountain: A Life on the Rocks is both a quest and a wonderfully absorbing autobiography by one of Britain’s most intrepid climbers. ‘Natural history’s next big star . . . the next David Attenborough’ Sunday Express Steve Backshall travels the world as the presenter of BBC TV’s Deadly series. He regularly writes articles for newspapers and magazines incluing the National Geographic Traveler and BBC Wildlife. In 2014 he competed on Strictly Come Dancing.

Orion Non-fiction • October 2015

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Location: Marlow, Bucks Available for interview www.stevebackshall.com f/stevebackshallofficial @SteveBackshall