Life and Limb

Life and Limb
Hardcover 288 pages (March ’04)
Publisher: Portrait
ISBN: 0749950072

Life and Limb wins major literary award

In 2004 Life and Limb was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize and was the winner of the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Festival Prize for Mountain Literature.

In March 2005 the paperback version was selected as Book of the Month by Ottakars Bookstores Scotland.


Here is a selection of articles that Jamie has written for various newspapers and magazines over the years.
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Jamie’s award winning book, Life and Limb was first published in 2004.  It tells for the first time the full story of Jamie’s shocking ordeal and inspirational recovery.  As a taster you can read the Synopsis and the Prologue of Life and Limb here. The book is available from good bookshops (in paperback only, hardback is now out of print) but you can buy signed copies here at the reduced price of £10.00 + P&P. Click Buy Now at the bottom of this page. Read Reviews of Life and Limb


Jamie Andrew’s rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm in Chamonix has passed into Alpine legend; his survival was miraculous – but his close friend died in his arms and Jamie himself lost both his hands and legs to frostbite. His description of that episode is both enthralling and harrowing. The book also describes Jamie’s life since he learnt to walk again on prosthetic legs – and since then he has married his long-term girlfriend, Anna, and, astonishingly, both climbed Mont Blanc again and ran in the London Marathon.

Read more in the prologue

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