Don’t Look Down is a memoir by Robert Chisholm. The author recounts all of his adventures of Ski-mountaineering in the Austrian Alps with only one working limb (see cover), or Sailing above the Arctic Circle and west of Greenland. Walking around Annapurna, and working as a doctor in India, and exploring the tribal region of north Pakistan.
These are only some of the things consultant radiologist Roger Chisholm did receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis when he was 27. Despite the diagnosis, this is a life-affirming story of enduring friendships, quiet courage and resilience. Above all, it is a story of a man determined to defy the odds and live life to the full.
Alexander McCall Smith said that Don’t Look Down is ‘A moving story of courage and friendship.’
About the Author
Roger Chisholm was a consultant radiologist in a Manchester teaching hospital. He was a one-time passionate mountaineer, and was diagnosed with MS when he was 27. When this happened, he re-channelled his love of wild places and adventure into offshore sailing. He passed away in 2018 after the publishing of Don’t Look Down.