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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

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Publisher Comments:

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience.

Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so hard to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy by comparison, and many more compelling and colorful characters.

Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most enthralling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Book News Annotation:

Paperback reprint of best-selling American author Krakauer's 1990 (Lyon's & Burford) collection of stories about some of the men and women who are captivated by the world of mountains and mountain climbing. Versions of eleven of the 12 chapters were previously published in various magazines, including Outside and Smithsonian. No subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Synopsis:

In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as "Outside" and "Smithsonian," Krakauer explores mountaineering from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger.

Synopsis:

In this collection, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devil's Thumb.

About the Author

Jon Krakauer is the author of the best-selling Into the Wild, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Into Thin Air, and is the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series. His writings have been published in Outside, GEO, Architecture Digest, Rolling Stone, TIME, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the National Geographic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599216102
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 208 pages Lyons Press - English 9781599216102 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
"Synopsis" by , In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as "Outside" and "Smithsonian," Krakauer explores mountaineering from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this collection, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devil's Thumb.
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