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Jerry Moffatt - Revelations

Paperback (256pp)
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GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009


'Moffatt and Grimes have done climbing history a service in setting down the story of UK climbing in the “dole era” of the 1980s — a story that was quickly becoming forgotten.'

When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber, brilliant competitor and a pioneer in the new game of bouldering, Moffatt's story is that of climbing itself in the last 30 years.

Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Travelling the world to fulfil his dreams, his story is a compelling and often hilarious account of the climbing community with all its glories, dangers and foibles, as well as the story of a true sporting legend.

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There are few climbers who could be acknowledged as the best of their generation, but Jerry Moffatt is one of them. After taking up climbing while at school in Llandudno in the 1970s he went on to become arguably the best climber in the world during the 1980s and continued to operate at the highest level throughout the 1990s. A regular in the climbing, outdoor and general media thanks to his cutting-edge exploits, Jerry has scores of international magazine cover appearances to his name, together with countless international features penned by and about him.

Niall Grimes is one of the most exciting climbing writers in the world. A regular on the lecture circuit, his offbeat and well-observed humour has earned him great popularity in his native Ireland, in the UK and further afield. He has contributed articles to Climb, Climber, High and Summit (UK), Climbing and Rock & Ice (US), Klettern (Germany) and many more. Niall is also the guidebook co-ordinator for the British Mountaineering Council and was responsible for the Burbage, Millstone and Beyond guidebook, winner of the Mountain Exposition Award at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2006.

  • Title: Jerry Moffatt - Revelations
  • Sub-title: N/A
  • Authors: Jerry Moffatt with Niall Grimes
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-906148-19-5
  • Rights: Worldwide
  • Publication date: 25 January 2010 (First edition Jan 2009, reprinted Apr 2009. First paperback edition Jan 2010, reprinted 2012)
  • Edition: Second
  • Size: 234mm x 156mm
  • Extent: 256 pages, black and white with colour plates
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 430g
  • Retail price: £12.99

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Vertebrate Digital
  • ISBN: 978-1-906148-40-9
  • Publication Date: 01 October 2011
  • Price: £12.99

'Moffatt and Grimes have done climbing history a service in setting down the story of UK climbing in the “dole era” of the 1980s — a story that was quickly becoming forgotten.'
Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival

'Revelations shines with elfin charm and great candor: about wanting to be the best; wanting to impress top climbers when he knew they were watching; and even that, as Moffatt once put it, “I like burning people off.” Clearest of all is that he truly loved climbing.'
Alison Osius, Rock & Ice Magazine

'If you are off on holiday and you pack only one book to read – make it this one. It is a revelation.'
John Yates,

'This is an honest look at the motivation of a sportsman at the top of his game, and a fascinating account of a period of great worldwide change in rock climbing.'
TGO Magazine

'A highly readable and effective autobiography.'
Phil Bartlett, Boardman Tasker Prize 2009

'If you are interested in our sport, its characters and history or if you’d like to understand an exceptional climber a little better, then you’ll love this book.'
Guy Holwill, SA Mountain Sport Magazine

'In terms of pace there's no stopping. I don't read a lot, but with this book I could barely put it down.'
Steve McClure, Climb Magazine

'Revelations is a superb book about a superb climber. Honest, witty and pithy, it explains to us mere mortals exactly what it takes to be the best climber in the world.'
John Horscroft,

'An essential read for all aspirants, has-beens and arm-chair rockstars.'
John Palmer, The Climber (New Zealand)

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