The Totem Pole - 20 Years On

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Hi friends,


Remember The Totem Pole? The memoir of my catastrophic brain injury on the most slender piece of rock in the ocean? 




The truly amazing rescue by Celia Bull and Neale Smith? The story of my year locked in my body and locked inside a Liverpool rehabiltation centre? 






                                                      (c) Tasmanian Police


It is the only book  to do the double of winning the Boardman/Tasker Award for Mountain Literature and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize


For reasons beyond my control it has not been reprinted or had any new editions for at least 15 years.  For over a decade people have been asking me where they can buy copies - especially since I finally climbed the Totem Pole in 2016 (the subject of the Rummin film Doing It Scared). I have to tell them I think the odd copy is in circulation on the internet. 


Well, that situation is about to change...


With your help I hope to produce a new 20th anniversary edition of The Totem Pole. Going back to my original files I have restored the original text that was previously edited out - mostly on the grounds of it being offensive language (well, I was disinhibited!). Were there were sixteen photos in the middle of the book, now there are fifty-five. Plus that classic cover photo by Simon Carter.  


                                                               (c) Simon Carter


All the backers names will be thanked in the credits unless they ask to remain anonymous.


This isn't about financing my adventures/holidays! It is pure and simple pre-buying a special edition of a classic mountaineering book (even if I say so myself!).


                                                                   (c) Brian Hall


Thank's guys!!!


You can follow a link to my website here - paulpritchard.com.au






Budget Overview

The breakdown for 2000 copies is as follows:

Editing - $1200

Design Layout, Cover Design and image processing - $3800 AUD

ISBN - $55

Printing Black and white print with colour Photographs 11212.50

Total Cost $16267.50

Potential Challenges

The book is already edited and reads like a new book. So basically I am raising funds for design work and printing. I aim to have the book published in June and ready to send to you, the backers.

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AU$15 +Doing It Scared movieThe award winning Rummin film Doing It Scared, which documents my ascent of The Totem Pole 18 years after my traumatic brain injury and hemiplegia.
7 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is April 2018
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3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is April 2018
AU$35 +Totem Pole 20th anniversary publication special1 signed or dedicated copy of the 20th anniversary publication special of the Totem Pole + You’re name listed as a backer in the book + a download of the award winning Rummin film Doing It Scared + the Multi-award winning film Magnetic Mountains by Steve Wakeford and Menna Pritchard.
330 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$70 +2 x copies of Totem Pole2 x signed or dedicated copies of Totem Pole 20th anniversary publication special. Plus you’re name listed as a backer in the books & a download of Doing it Scared + Magnetic Mountains.
43 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$130 +4 signed copies of Totem Pole4 x signed or dedicated copies of Totem Pole 20th anniversary publication special. Plus you’re name listed as a backer in the books & a download of Doing it Scared + Magnetic Mountains.
12 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$600 +Pilgrimage to The Totem PoleJoin me on a walk/hobble out to the Totem Pole. Plus a couple of signed or dedicated copies of the Totem Pole. For reasons of peace and solitude I ask a maximum of two people join me per reward out to Cape Hauy. It is about 15km return and the views are out of this world. We’ll work out a date that is mutually possible and just go. Added to this you will also receive a download of the Doing It Scared and Magnetic Mountains.
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AU$2000 +Totem Pole PresentationTotem Pole presentation and up to 40 signed copies of The Totem Pole 20th anniversary Edition to put on attendees chairs. This is the ideal corporate reward as my story hasn't just got excitement and spectacle - it is a story of resilience and what I needed to climb the Totem Pole 18 years after my accident. See my website for details and testimonials - paulpritchard.com.au (Note - travel expenses are not included)
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018