Jim Perrin

Jim Perrin

Jim Perrin is a British rock climber and travel writer. As a writer, he has made regular contributions to a number of newspapers and climbing magazines. As a climber, he has developed many new routes, and made solo and free ascents of great difficulty.

He won the Boardman Tasker prize twice, first for "Menlove" (1985), his biography of John Menlove Edwards, and again as a joint winner (alongside Andy Cave's "Learning to Breathe") for "The Villain" (2005), a biography of Don Whillans. [http://www.boardmantasker.com/site/previous_winners.htm List of previous Boardman Tasker prize winners] ]

For many years he has contributed the mountaineering obituaries for The Guardian (see, for example, the recent contribution on Brede Arkless). [http://browse.guardian.co.uk/search?search=jim%20perrin Contributions by Jim Perrin to the Guardian] ]


Partial List of Books by Perrin listed by Amazon as in print (on 21/4/2006)
* "Menlove: Life of John Menlove Edwards" (1993), The Ernest Press
* "Spirits of Place" (1997), Gomer Press
* "Mirrors in the Cliffs" (ed.) (1999), Bâton Wicks
* "River Map" (2001), Gomer Press
* "Travels with the Flea: and other Eccentric Journeys" (2003), In Pinn
* "The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans" (2005), Hutchinson
* "Snowdon: Biography of a Mountain" (2006), Gomer Press


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