Tears of the Dawn

Written by Jules Lines


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In Tears of the Dawn, Jules Lines, Britain’s most accomplished free solo climber, gives a rare and candid glimpse into the mind of one of climbing’s most audacious and determined legends.

With eloquence and unexpected humility, Lines recounts triumphs, tribulations, friendships, romances and, perhaps most poignantly of all, his close encounters with death. It is a journey like no other, leaving the reader breathless, on edge, and dreaming of mountain tops and adventure.

Spanning more than three decades of extreme climbing, Lines, fondly known as ‘The International Man of Mystery’, unveils the drive and determination required to push all limits and survive the most extreme precipices the world has to offer.

This heartfelt and at times humorous, adrenaline-infused account is more than a story of adventure: it is a tale of obsession, addiction, passion, courage and the ability to push boundaries. Beautifully designed and illustrated for dreamers and realists alike, Tears of the Dawn is an awe-inspiring and toe-tingling tale.

This second edition of the sellout original includes refreshed photography.


46 illustrations
288 pages
Size: 155 x 216 mm
ISBN: 9781907233364
Published: 2020

About the author

Jules is one of Britain’s most accomplished free solo climbers and over many years has gained an awesome reputation for his achievements in what is a totally unforgiving sphere of activity.