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Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow, and Ice

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560252504
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Adrenaline
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 549,871
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Photographs viii
Introduction 1
Moments of Doubt 9
How I (Almost) Didn't Climb Everest 27
The Green Arch 47
from Addicted to Danger: A Memoir 55
from The Price of Adventure 61
A Short Walk with Whillans 79
from Summit Fever 91
from Stories Off the Wall 111
from We Aspired: The Last Innocent Americans 133
from High and Wild: A Mountaineer's World 165
from Looking for Mo 173
Little Mother Up the Morderberg 191
Queen of All She Surveys 205
from Remote People 225
from Scrambles Amongst the Alps 233
The Only Blasphemy 249
Acknowledgments 254
Bibliography 258
About the editor 259
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