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Synopsis:

World Climbing: Rock Odyssey, the welcomed sequel to Simon Carters award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge, presents the finest images by one of the worlds foremost climbing photographers. Rock Odyssey is a photographic essay which follows modern-day rock climbers to far-flung reaches of the world where they attempt the routes of their dreams.

A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at sixteen exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Towers geometric multi-faceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three-dimensional tufa jungles. And bringing it back home, Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmanias Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomites wild alpine rock, Montserrats crazy cobblestone towers, and The Darrans Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.

Chapter introductions written by leading Australian climber, Monique Forestier, set the scene and give delightful insights into the unique attractions of each area.

Rock Odyssey is a celebration of Simon Carters vision to capture the dizzying feats of climbers doing what they love most. Carter has captured elusive moments, seamlessly merging landscape with action and magically animating his images with untrumpable natural light. Through Carters lens, the extraordinary rock architecture of the worlds classic crags become the stage, an arena, where climbers contest their own mental and physical battles. Barriers are broken, boundaries are pushed, dreams are lived, and, sometimes, summits are bagged. So chalk up, grab a copy, hold on tight and let the odyssey begin.

Synopsis:

This book takes readers on a breathtaking voyage stopping at 16 exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Towers geometric multifaceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three dimensional tufa jungles. Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmanias Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomites wild alpine rock, Montserrats crazy cobblestone towers and The Darrans Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.

About the Author

Simon Carter is one of the world's foremost climbing photographers. His photography is widely published because Carter has the ability to seamlessly merge landscape and action. Through Carter's lens, the extraordinary rock architecture of the world's classic crags become the stage where climbers fight their own mental and physical battles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780987087416
Author:
Forestier, Monique
Publisher:
Onsight Publishing
Author:
Carter, Simon
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
208 color photos
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
11 x 9.88 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
World Climbing: Rock Odyssey, the welcomed sequel to Simon Carters award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge, presents the finest images by one of the worlds foremost climbing photographers. Rock Odyssey is a photographic essay which follows modern-day rock climbers to far-flung reaches of the world where they attempt the routes of their dreams.

A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at sixteen exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Towers geometric multi-faceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three-dimensional tufa jungles. And bringing it back home, Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmanias Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomites wild alpine rock, Montserrats crazy cobblestone towers, and The Darrans Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.

Chapter introductions written by leading Australian climber, Monique Forestier, set the scene and give delightful insights into the unique attractions of each area.

Rock Odyssey is a celebration of Simon Carters vision to capture the dizzying feats of climbers doing what they love most. Carter has captured elusive moments, seamlessly merging landscape with action and magically animating his images with untrumpable natural light. Through Carters lens, the extraordinary rock architecture of the worlds classic crags become the stage, an arena, where climbers contest their own mental and physical battles. Barriers are broken, boundaries are pushed, dreams are lived, and, sometimes, summits are bagged. So chalk up, grab a copy, hold on tight and let the odyssey begin.

"Synopsis" by ,
This book takes readers on a breathtaking voyage stopping at 16 exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Towers geometric multifaceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three dimensional tufa jungles. Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmanias Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomites wild alpine rock, Montserrats crazy cobblestone towers and The Darrans Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.
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