Barrier of Spears Drama of the Drakensberg

Author(s): RO Pearse

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Barrier of Spears is without a doubt the definitive work on the history of the Drakensberg, its personalities and natural wonder. Everyone who loves this beautiful mountain in South Africa should (and probably already) have one. I fell in love with the Drakensberg all over again and could not stop reading. Although not describing any of the numerous routes of the 'Berg in particular, it gave me a deep understanding and knowledge of the different peaks, passes and areas that would not otherwise be possible. Knowing the story behind the name of a peak, the triumphs and tragedies that took place on it gave my outings to the Drakensberg a whole new dimension. Pearse has a wonderful way with words and I keep referring to many of the thought provoking passages such as the end of the chapter on George Thomson. 


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General Fields

  • : 0869780506
  • : Howard Books
  • : Howard Books
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : RO Pearse
  • : Hardback
  • : Malcolm L Pearse
  • : 304
  • : Colour photographs, B&W Illustrations