Greg Child

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Greg Child (born 12 April 1957) is an Australian-born rock climber, mountaineer, author and filmmaker.

He has authored several books: Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas, Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child, Postcards from the Ledge, Over the Edge and Climbing Free (co-authored with Lynn Hill), and has written numerous magazine articles for "Outside", "Climbing", "Rock and Ice" and "Men's Journal". In 1987, Child was honoured with the American Alpine Club’s Literary Award for his prolific and insightful mountaineering literature. In 2011 Child was President of the Jury for mountaineering's coveted Piolet d'Or.[1]

Notable ascents[edit]

Writings[edit]

  • 1987: Child, Greg (1987). "Gasherbrum IV's Northwest Ridge". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 17–25. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.
  • 1987: Child, Greg (1987). "Lost in America". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 60–69. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.
  • 1988: Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalaya, Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, USA. 1988 ISBN 1-85260-045-4, ISBN 978-1-85260-045-7
  • 1993: Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings, Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, USA. 1993 ISBN 0-89886-363-5
  • 1998: Postcards from the Ledge, Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, USA. 1998 ISBN 0-89886-584-0 (Winner National Outdoor Book Award, Outdoor Literature, 1998)
  • 2002: Over the Edge, Villard Books (Random House), New York, New York, USA. 2002 ISBN 0-375-50609-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piolet d’Or
  2. ^ Reid, Don (1993). Yosemite Climbs: Big Walls. Evergreen, CO, USA: Chockstone Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-934641-54-4.
  3. ^ Reid, Don (1993). Yosemite Climbs: Big Walls. Evergreen, CO, USA: Chockstone Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-934641-54-4.
  4. ^ Child, Greg (1987). "Lost in America". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 60–69. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.
  5. ^ Child, Greg. Thin Air.
  6. ^ Griffin, Lindsay (Aug 30, 2008). "Gasherbrums Update". Alpinist Newswire. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ Child, Greg (1987). "Gasherbrum IV's Northwest Ridge". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 29 (61): 17–25. ISBN 0-930410-29-7.
  8. ^ "Mark Wilford curriculum vitae". Alpinist. Jackson, Wyoming, USA: Alpinist Magazine. 2007 (19): 10–11. March 2007.
  9. ^ Beckwith, Christian (editor) (2001). The American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: The American Alpine Club. p. 110. ISBN 0-930410-89-0.
  10. ^ Kennedy, Michael (1995). "Shadows of Doubt, Mount Hunter". American Alpine Journal. Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club. 37 (69): 1–10. ISBN 0-930410-61-0.