The true story of my first tragic expedition to the former USSR in 1993.

Jagged Red LineThe Soviet Union collapsed. I threw myself into its chaos for the sake of adventure and survived a nightmare beyond my imagination. This was a story I could not tell, but keeping it secret paralysed me. For 19 years the events of one long summer haunted my waking hours, while the horror nagged at my subconscious. Slowly, I came round to the idea that writing it down might be the only way out…

Jagged Red Line is set in the former USSR in 1993. A British student with a passion for climbing meets like-minded locals. They plan an expedition, not caring that the infrastructure is broken and there are rumours of war – the steep north faces of the Caucasus are calling. The trip is everything it was promised to be until someone makes a mistake. Suddenly, life will never be the same again. Read the first two pages now

‘A terrific book. Congratulations’ Ed Douglas, Summit

‘Fantastic and extremely brave’ Scotland Outdoors Magazine

‘A must read… an amazing book’ Alpinist Jon Bracey

January 19th, 2013

‘It was two very definite halves – one full of the fresh excitement of a new country, new people and new challenges; and one full of the grim and determined aftermath of tragedy. Williams is so descriptive in his writing that, at times, I forgot that this is actually a true story – and what a story! The last quarter will provide you with a truly uplifting insight into some of the very best of human nature in the most difficult of circumstances. I take my hat off to Nick Williams for having the courage.’
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ISBN: 1909270318
EAN: 9781909270312

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Cover illustration by artist Scott Neil
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