Venables, Stephen

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VENABLES, Stephen. British, b. 1954. Genres: Travel/Exploration. Career: Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, England, stage technician, 1976; Peter Woloszysnki Photography, Bath, England, photographic assistant, 1978; teacher at schools in Oxford, England, 1979, and York, England, 1980-82; self-employed carpenter in Bath, 1982-86; Luke Hughes and Co., London, England, carpenter, 1986-87; free-lance writer and lecturer in London, 1987- 89, and Bath, 1989-. Numerous expeditions to Himalaya and other mountain ranges worldwide; first Briton to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen, 1988. Publications: Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir, 1986; Everest Kangshung Face, 1989, as Everest - Alone at the Summit, 1996; Island at the Edge of the World: A South Georgia Odyssey, 1991; M for Mountains (for children), 1993; Himalaya-Alpine-Style, 1996; A Slender Thread, 2000. Contributor of articles and photographs to magazines and newspapers. Address: 6 Grosvenor Terrace, Bath BA1 6SR, England. Online address: [email protected]