Over the Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales (The Mountaineers Anthology Series Volume 3)

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Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic personalities and situations. Here are nineteen such accounts from the great classics of mountaineering literature published by The Mountaineers Books.
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Overview

Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic personalities and situations. Here are nineteen such accounts from the great classics of mountaineering literature published by The Mountaineers Books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898868890
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Anthology Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,055,295
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 11
"The Insult of Injury": From Postcards from the Ledge 13
"A Short Walk with Whillans": From One Man's Mountains 21
"Ready for the Scrap Heap?": From My Life 33
"Bad Day at Practice Rock": From Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings of David Roberts 43
"Chalk": From Stone Palaces 49
"A Lesson in French": From Summits and Secrets in The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus 57
"Davi": From The Burgess Book of Lies 63
"The Sporting Life": From Postcards from the Ledge 77
"Bird": From Stone Palaces 83
"Les Bans": From Mountaineering Holiday in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books 103
"Education in Verticality: A Short Comedy or Farce in Four Scenes": From A Fine Kind of Madness 121
"Early Alps: The Wild Years": From The Burgess Book of Lies 127
"Neck and Neck with Reinhold": From Spirits of the Air in The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus 157
"Ice Capades": From Shermon Exposed 165
"Green Card": From Postcards from the Ledge 181
"The Gearfreak Caper: A Story": From A Fine Kind of Madness 189
"Fit for Nothing": From Storms of Silence 199
"Tales from the Gripped": From Sherman Exposed 213
"The Art of Climbing Down Gracefully: A Symposi of Commonly Used Ploys. ...": From One Man's Mountains 227
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