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

‘Wow, what a read and what an incredible story. Easily as gripping as any of the classic mountaineering tales. And like all the best books it leaves you with lots to think about and a real desire to find others that have read it so you can talk about it. Truly inspiring stuff. Very impressed by the book and by the way the author handled the situation.’
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ISBN: 1909270318
EAN: 9781909270312

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Cover illustration by artist Scott Neil

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