FEDERATION: AUSTRALIA'S ADVENTURE PEAK
Desdichado Publishing is proud
present KEVIN DORAN'S historical and autobiographical account of
finest, most dramatic and challenging mountain: FEDERATION PEAK, in the
heart of Tasmania's great south-west wilderness.
Lavishly illustrated with full
front and back covers, 8 maps, and 32 full colour plates (over 50
of this spectacular adventure), this book is a must-have for all
walkers and those with an interest in Australia's rich and outstanding
128 pages of text tell the
of the original attempts to climb the mountain (itself first summitted
in 1949, only four years before Everest) and its subsequent development
as one of Australia's greatest climbs. The book also details the
background of the author and his singular attraction to - and
with - this unique peak.
The book includes a foreword
bushwalking legend Jessie Luckman, one of the pioneers of attempts to
- let alone climb - the great mountain. It is dedicated to the memory
Ossie Ellis, another great Tasmanian pioneer and champion of wilderness
values, who plays his own role in the history that is recounted...
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