The front cover of 'One Man's Legacy' showing a photo of Tom Patey taking a drag on a cigarette in front of a mountain landscape

'One Man's Legacy - Tom Patey'

Mike Dixon

His old friend chronicles the brief but brilliant life of Dr Tom Patey: bard, musician, and one of Scotland’s foremost climbers and mountaineers. Tom’s pioneering ascents, boundless enthusiasm, carefree approach and his ability to burn the candle at both ends remain legendary several decades after his untimely death. Drawing on his essays and verses, the narrative is imbued with dry wit and gentle satire, and brought to life by unseen images from John Cleare and the Patey family archive. With Mick Fowler’s foreword and first-hand insights from leading climbers of the last century, including Chris Bonington, Joe Brown and Paul Nunn, 'One Man’s Legacy' celebrates a complex, larger-than-life character who rightly deserves his place in mountaineering history.

Scottish Mountaineering Press

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