Tears of the Dawn

Author: Jules Lines

Published: 2020

ISBN: 9781907233364

Cost: £25 (In Stock)


Jules Lines, Britain's most accomplished free solo climber, gives a rare and candid glimpse into the mind of one of climbing's most audacious and determined legends.

Tears of the Dawn is a journey unlike any other. With artistic eloquence and an unexpected humbleness, Lines recreates the triumphs, tribulations, friendships, romances and perhaps most poignantly of all, his close encounters with death, leaving the reader breathless, on edge, and, as the sunlight breaks, dreaming of mountain tops, oil rigs and a sense of adventure.

Spanning more than three decades of extreme climbing, Lines, fondly known as 'The International Man of Mystery', unveils the drive and determination required to push all limits and survive the most ultimate and extreme precipices the world has to offer.

This heartfelt and at times humorous, adrenaline infused account is more than a story of adventure, it is a tale of obsession, addiction, passion, courage and the ability to push boundaries. Beautifully designed and illustrated, for dreamers and realists alike, Tears of the Dawn is an awe inspiring and toe tingling tale to be enjoyed by all.

Listen to two podcast episodes recorded with Jules -

Interview with Jules - here
Reading from the book - here

This second edition of the sellout original includes refreshed photography. Hardback, with 288 pages including 32 pages of colour photos.


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