Law Unto Himself by Michael Law

Law Unto Himself by Michael Law

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Law Unto Himself is the autobiography of Michael Law, the great Australian rock climber who probably established more classic climbs in Australia than anyone else. He was the leader and certainly the most talented of Australia’s “New Wave” of climbers in the 1970s and ‘80s. His anarchistic behaviour and constant blurring of the ethical boundaries was matched only by his talent for spotting exceptional new lines and a voracious appetite for climbing them.

In the early 1970s Michael was a young red-headed Sydney schoolboy who exploded onto the Australian climbing scene. By a stroke of luck, his appearance also coincided with the first ripples of the free- and clean-climbing movement that was soon to become a tsunami.

In Michael’s own words he states “At sixteen I suddenly realised I could climb better than all the old guys, and that you were over the hill by twenty. Climbing was the only thing I cared about; it was as though you put your hands on rock and invoked a spell that ran on sweat and would take you upwards”.

'Law Unto Himself' is Michael Law’s incredible climbing story.

Number of pages is 196.