Dermot Somers
Dermot somers
The Rising of the Moon
Hodder & Stoughton General (1993)
176 pages

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Dermot Somers was born in Roscommon in 1947. Since 1980 he has been rock-climbing and mountaineering the world over. He was a member of the expedition to Changtse (Tibet) in 1987, to Manaslu (Nepal) in 1991 and to Everest (Tibet) in 1993. He has published two books of short stories: Mountains and Other Ghosts (1990), and At the Rising of the Moon (1994). At the Rising of the Moon won the Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature. Dermot Somers has made three television series for TG4 and RTÉ; Cuairt na Cruinne (Best Documentary Award, Celtic Film and TV Festival for a programme about the Eiger), An Bealach ó Dheas and Turas Feasa. He has also made travel programmes in Siberia (2001) and in the Sahara (2002). In Irish, Dermot Somers has written Rince ar na Ballaí (Dance on the Walls) (Cois Life, 2002).

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