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

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

by Peter Potterfield (Editor), Greg Child (Foreword by)
 

Trips gone wrong, embarrassing incidents, unfortunate pratfalls, and hilarious reflections are part of the newest volume in The Mountaineers Anthology Series. Kurt Diemberger's "A Lesson in French" and Greg Childs' "Chalk" are examples of climbers' keen appreciation for the absurd, droll, ironic, and hilarious moments in their world.

Overview

Trips gone wrong, embarrassing incidents, unfortunate pratfalls, and hilarious reflections are part of the newest volume in The Mountaineers Anthology Series. Kurt Diemberger's "A Lesson in French" and Greg Childs' "Chalk" are examples of climbers' keen appreciation for the absurd, droll, ironic, and hilarious moments in their world.

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Idaho Falls Post Register
The humor in these stories isn't laugh-out-loud funny, but more subtle, reflecting the defensive sort of humor useful in warding off physical suffering, or the challenges to ego that comes so frequently when humans take their measure against a mountain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868890
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Anthology Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Child is a world-class rock climber, mountaineer, author, and filmmaker. He is a writer for Outside magazine and has authored several books. In 1987, Child was honored with the American Alpine Club's Literary Award for his prolific and insightful mountaineering literature. In 2011, Greg was president of the jury for mountaineering's coveted Piolet d'Or. award. he live in Castle Valley, Utah.

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