Marc Twight is one of America's leading alpinists. His routes in Asia, North America, and the Alps have stretched the limits of the possible. Many remain unrepeated. His gripping accounts and vertiginous images of climbing at the edge have been published in leading magazines around the world. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. James Martin is a free-lance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Climbing, Outside, and a host of other publications. The author of several books, Martin is also an experienced climber who has established first ascents in the U.S. and Canada. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Twight's is a very different sort of alpine climbing manual—this book is infused with genuine passion and a real desire to pass on his philosophies, methods, and experiences to others—Everyone from the hardened extremist to the aspiring tiger to the weekend punter will learn from this book—Mark Twight has survived his inner demons and emerged a teacher—the guru has come down from the mountaintop, and brought to those seeking enlightenment a detailed instruction manual of how he got to such a crazy place.
Times News (Twin Falls, ID)
Twight has been one of America's boldest alpine climbers for a couple of decades, and his book is a primer for serious mountaineers.