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Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

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On June 21, 1992, two best friends summited Mount Rainier. Within hours, their exquisite accomplishment would be overshadowed by tragedy. On their descent, Jim Davidson fell through an ice bridge on Rainier's northeast flank, plunging eighty feet into a narrow crevasse inside the Emmons Glacier and dragging Mike Price in after him. Mike fell to his death; Jim, badly injured and armed with minimal gear, faced an almost impossible climb back out of the crevasse, up a nearly vertical ice wall. Mourning his friend's death, he miraculously climbed out of the crevasse and lived to relate his experiences.

Told in parallel narratives of the tragedy and the climbers' lives, The Ledge is both a riveting, wrenching story and an inspirational adventure tale.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place meets Touching the Void in this harrowing account of a terrible mountaineering accident and one man's amazing escape from a hellish fall—a second-by-second retelling of tragedy, survival, and renewal.

About the Author

Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer. Since 1982, he has climbed across the United States and been on high-altitude expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, and Tibet. Formerly an environmental geologist, he is now a professional speaker with Speaking of Adventure and has spoken to more than 30,000 people across the United States and overseas. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and two children. Kevin Vaughan is a staff writer at the Denver Post who has written on a wide variety of topics and has won numerous awards for his journalism, including a nomination for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. A graduate of Metropolitan State College, he lives in Colorado with his wife and their three children. Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer. Since 1982, he has climbed across the United States and been on high-altitude expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, and Tibet. Formerly an environmental geologist, he is now a professional speaker with Speaking of Adventure and has spoken to more than 30,000 people across the United States and overseas. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and two children.

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ISBN:
9781452652740
Subtitle:
An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
Author:
Davidson, Jim
Author:
Vaughan, Kevin
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110726
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
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