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Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Adrenaline Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Climb focuses on the most exciting descriptions of climbing in the world, from the cliffs of Yosemite to the windswept towers of Patagonia to the high peaks of Alaska and the Himalayas. Stories include Jon Krakauer's first-person look at the risks of climbing Mt. McKinley's West Buttress route, which has killed scores of climbers in recent years; Chris Bonington's classic account of the Annapurna expedition, which introduced technical rock climbing at high altitude; Tom Patey's hilarious profile of the great climber and even greater misanthrope Don Whilans, describing an attempt the two made on the Eiger North Face; and Rob Taylor's experience breaking a leg high on Africa's Mount Kenya.

Book News Annotation:

A collection of writing on mountaineering spanning a century of great literature, from Evelyn Waugh and H. G. Wells to contemporary authors such as Daniel Duane and Maureen O'Neill. Selections are about danger and its consequences, the allure of mountains, dramatic rescues and tragedies, and the indomitable will and folly of man. Includes b&w photos of peaks and climbers. Willis is series editor of Adrenaline Books. The volume lacks a subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Climb" focuses on the most exciting descriptions of the hardest climbing in the world, from the cliffs of Yosemite to the windswept towers of Patagonia to the high peaks of the Himalayas. 16 photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252504
Other:
Willis, Clint
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Editor:
Willis, Clint; *, EDITOR
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Willis, Clint
Author:
Willis, Clint
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Rock climbing
Subject:
Snow and ice climbing
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adrenaline Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
106-89
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW photos
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.6 oz

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