Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers

Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers

by Frederic V. Hartemann, Robert Hauptman
     
 

Operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous conditions on earth, mountain climbers are uniquely driven men and women. In these interviews, 15 well-known climbers and three leading historians of the sport, all native to or living in North America, recount experiences shared by only a tiny portion of humanity. They discuss all aspects of international

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Overview

Operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous conditions on earth, mountain climbers are uniquely driven men and women. In these interviews, 15 well-known climbers and three leading historians of the sport, all native to or living in North America, recount experiences shared by only a tiny portion of humanity. They discuss all aspects of international climbing, including physical conditioning, high-summit ascension, the ethics and environmental concerns of the sport, the risks and rewards of mountaineering, and a number of their famed expeditions and first ascents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442027
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/07/2010
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Frederic V. Hartemann is a physicist in San Ramon, California. Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

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