First on the Rope: English Translation of French classic book about life in the French Alps


On the 2nd of May, 2019, Vertebrate Publishing - an award-winning independent publisher of outdoor books - will release First on the rope, the English translation of the classic French book Premier de Cordée by Roger Frison-Roche.

First on the rope is an acclaimed book which tells the stories of people living in the French Alps and in Chamonix.

You can now get a special discount on pre-ordering the book First on the rope.

First on the rope, book cover, published by Vertebrate Publishing

Premier de Cordée by Roger Frison-Roche first appeared in 1942.

The novel became popular really fast so that in 1950 the book was translated for the first time under the name First on the rope.

The novel follows the experiences of mountain guides and their families in the French Alps in the 1920s and 1930s.

First on the rope tells the story of young Pierre who, after having ascended Mont-Blanc with his uncle, falls in love with the purity and tranquillity of the mighty Mont-Blanc and is determined to become a mountaineer.

Unfortunately, Pierre's family has different plans for him, as Chamonix is becoming more and more popular.

They want him to manage a hotel in Chamonix, but can Pierre forget about his own dreams and plans?

Moreover, a brutal storm leaves sadness and destruction in the Chamonix valley.

Will Pierre face his fears and follow his passion for the Mont-Blanc?

Read the fascinating book which has become a world bestseller and has been made into different movies.

Pre-order First on the rope now and save 20% - buy it for £7.19 instead of £8.99.

You can pre-order the book on Vertebrate Publishing website.

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