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Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range

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Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear and friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth: the Tetons. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves.

This is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild. It is also about a small group of climbers-nomads who inhabit the Teton Range each summer, and who know it as intimately as it will ever be known. Teewinot is a remarkable account of what it is like to live and work in these spectacular mountains. It has something for everyone — spellbinding accounts of dangerous and deadly climbs, unbridled awe at the beauty of nature, and an extreme passion for the environmental issues facing America today. In this series of recollections, one of America's most beautiful national parks comes alive with beauty, mystery, and power.

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"Finely detailed descriptions of trail life make readers see the specific beauty of remote ranges....Anyone interested in difficult country and the inspiration it provides would do well to read these accounts of climbing, trekking, and thinking." Outside magazine

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"This is simply stated, a wonderful and utterly engaging book." Jim Harrison, author of Dalva and The Road Home

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"Each place must find its muse. The Tetons have found theirs and his name is Jack Turner." Terry Tempest Williams, author of Coyote's Canyon

Synopsis:

Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear and friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth: the Tetons. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves.

this is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild. It is also about a small group of climbers-nomads who inhabit the Teton Range each summer, and who know it as intimately as it will ever be known. Teewinot is a remarkable account of what it is like to live and work in these spectacular mountains. It has something for everyone-spellbinding accounts of dangerous and deadly climbs, unbridled awe at the beauty of nature, and an extreme passion for the environmental issues facing America today. In this series of recollections, one of America's most beautiful national parks comes alive with beauty, mystery, and power.

About the Author

Jack Turner was educated at the University of Colorado and Cornell University and taught philosophy at the University of Illinois. Since 1975, he has traveled in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, Bhutan, and Peru, leading more that forty treks and expeditions. He has lived in Grand Teton National Park for the past twenty-two years and teaches mountaineering during the summers at Exum Mountain Guides. He is the author of a collection of essays, The Abstract Wild, and a forthcoming account of travels in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312284466
Author:
Turner, Jack
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Wyoming
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Environmentalists & Naturalists
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page color photo insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.614 in

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Product details 272 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312284466 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Finely detailed descriptions of trail life make readers see the specific beauty of remote ranges....Anyone interested in difficult country and the inspiration it provides would do well to read these accounts of climbing, trekking, and thinking."
"Review" by , "This is simply stated, a wonderful and utterly engaging book."
"Review" by , "Each place must find its muse. The Tetons have found theirs and his name is Jack Turner."
"Synopsis" by ,
Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear and friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth: the Tetons. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves.

this is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild. It is also about a small group of climbers-nomads who inhabit the Teton Range each summer, and who know it as intimately as it will ever be known. Teewinot is a remarkable account of what it is like to live and work in these spectacular mountains. It has something for everyone-spellbinding accounts of dangerous and deadly climbs, unbridled awe at the beauty of nature, and an extreme passion for the environmental issues facing America today. In this series of recollections, one of America's most beautiful national parks comes alive with beauty, mystery, and power.

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