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Addicted to Danger: A Memoir about Affirming Life in the Face of Death

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Adventurist Jim Wickwire, an eyewitness to glory and terror above 20,000 feet, has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what the Los Angeles Times calls "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers." Although his incredible exploits have inspired a feature on 60 Minutes and a full-length film, he hasn't told his remarkable story in his own words — until now.

Among the world's most fearless climbers, Jim Wickwire has traveled the globe in search of fresh challenges. He was one of the first two Americans to reach the summit of K2, the world's second highest peak, the toughest and most dangerous to climb. But with the triumphs came tragedies that haunt him still. During several difficult climbs, he was forced to look on helplessly as four of his climbing companions lost their lives. A successful Seattle attorney, Wickwire climbed his first mountain in 1960. Deeply compelled by the thrill of risk, he pushed himself to the limits of physical and mental endurance for thirty-five years, before facing a turning point that threatened his faith in himself and his hope in the future. How he reassessed his priorities and rededicated his life — to his family and his community — completes a unique and moving portrait of one man's courage and commitment. Addicted To Danger is a tale of adventure in its truest sense.

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A high-altitude mountaineer recounts his exploits among the world's highest peaks, including his climbing of K2, his terrifying rendezvous with death, and his addiction to danger.

Synopsis:

From the first American to climb K2 comes a fascinating look at one man's memories, motivations, and choices--and an intimate portrait of a life where death always looms large. of photos.

Synopsis:

From the first American man to climb K2 comes a fascinating look at his memories, motivations, and choices--and an intimate portrait of a life on the edge. Photos.

About the Author

Jim Wickwire is a partner in the law firm of Wickwire, Greene, Crosby, Brewer & Seward. He lives in Seattle with his wife and has five children and twin granddaughters.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

one

Crevasse

two

First Steps

three

Discord on K2

four

Loss of Innocence

five

Bivouac on K2

six

Good Times

seven

Marty

eight

Uemura

nine

Return to Everest

ten

Murder

eleven

Giving Up

twelve

Change of Heart

thirteen

Two on Everest

fourteen

Looking Ahead

Glossary

Chronology

List of Illustrations and Credits

Acknowledgments

Index

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Chris Horne, March 14, 2009 (view all comments by Chris Horne)
Excellent read; VERY exciting! Just the read for those people who feel reading is too boring to donate any of their time too. If an adrinaline rush is what you need out of a book this one is that book. Also if you are married to that person it might help you understand why they are the way they are and why they do those crazy things they do. Once again Great Read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671019914
With:
Bullitt, Dorothy
Author:
Bullitt, Dorothy
Author:
Wickwire, Jim
Publisher:
Atria Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Mountaineering expeditions
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
82
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 17.605 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A high-altitude mountaineer recounts his exploits among the world's highest peaks, including his climbing of K2, his terrifying rendezvous with death, and his addiction to danger.
"Synopsis" by , From the first American to climb K2 comes a fascinating look at one man's memories, motivations, and choices--and an intimate portrait of a life where death always looms large. of photos.
"Synopsis" by , From the first American man to climb K2 comes a fascinating look at his memories, motivations, and choices--and an intimate portrait of a life on the edge. Photos.
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