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Maverick Mountaineer #2020

Maverick Mountaineer By Robert Wainwright Maverick Mountaineer The first full length biography of George Ingle Finch maverick Australian mountaineer scientist concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch George Ingle Finch mountaineer soldier scientist r
  • Title: Maverick Mountaineer
  • Author: Robert Wainwright
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  • Page: 407
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  • Maverick Mountaineer By Robert Wainwright The first full length biography of George Ingle Finch maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 yeThe first full length biography of George Ingle Finch maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready colonial habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character so why has he vanished from the pages of history In this first full length biography, Robert Wainwright surveys the man who is now best known as the father of Academy award winning actor Peter Finch but who was so much .
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    1. great to read about an Aussie who achieved despite the attitudes of those who appear to be defending their social status against someone who would dare to challenge them Interesting that he isnt someone that gets a mention historically.


    2. I really enjoyed this book It was a fascinating insight into a lesser known player in the race to be the first person to summit Everest George Finch played a huge role in introducing bottled oxygen to the expeditions and almost summited before Mallory s fateful attempt I was left wondering, would Mallory s last attempt have taken a different course if George Finch had been on that expedition It was also interesting to see the class system at work in the UK it really inhibited Finch s potential F [...]


    3. Interesting story of a very competent planner of mountain climbs and highly skilled Also an extremely good chemistI did enjoy reading this and was quite interested in how advanced George Finch was as far as mountaineering equipment He made himself down clothing whilst all other climbers were in traditional woollen clothes and jackets He also used lots of layering with clothing to achieve levels of warmth Finch was a pioneer and advocate of using oxygen for Himalayan peaks much to the consternati [...]


    4. I have never entertained the idea of climbing mountains but I really enjoyed this and certainly learned a lot from it Despite some questionable personal live choices, he has achieved a lot in his career as a scientist and as a climber, with much mixing of the two, and yet I d never heard of him There s a lot of great primary sources and I really enjoyed the details of the climbing, the aristocratic society of the climbing club and their rejection if George and how his adventures shaped the climb [...]


    5. This is a book about an outstanding mountaineer who should have been the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest But fate and politics didn t let him This is a book about an intellectual and scientific genius who should have won a Nobel Prize But he was too busy on the slopes of Mount Everest and other mountains when that could have happened This is a story of a man who probably towers higher than some of the heroes we have been familiar with And it is a story of jealousy, treachery, p [...]



    6. Super reading, a nail biting page turner at times It has been an unusual biography for me in the way that the author Wainwright brought such tension and excitement to the mountaineering passages, and how angry I felt too when the he detailed some of the elitism and misinformation based on petty jealousy and suspicion enacted against George Finch An excellent researched and well written biography


    7. It showed what an impressive individual George Finch was Very well written and researched I do enjoy mountaineering books as such, so a slight bias there, but this excellent book would be enjoyed by anyone.


    8. Fascinating account of the life of this little known mountaineer and contemporary of George Mallory, who was much maligned and badly treated by the establishment It s highly probable that, had attitudes been different, Finch would have succeeded in summitting Everest in 1922.



    9. ExcellentA really well written and interesting piece of history that needed to be told What an amazing account of this truly remarkable man.


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