”In this compelling memoir, Clare recreates in vivid detail the fears, the triumphs and the losses of a lifetime of heart-stopping adventures. Highly engaging and disarmingly honest, Uncoiling the Ropes gives a rare insight into the experience of a woman who has beaten her own path through the male-dominated world of mountaineering. With its reflections on risk and courage, motherhood, self-belief and the joy of living fearlessly, this thought-provoking memoir is a powerful read for climbers and non-climbers alike.”
The Book will be available from mid-August 2020 from the Mountaineering Ireland’s online shop. Meanwhile, enjoy the extract below and read about Clare’s epic climb on the Bonatti Pillar.