"Vivid, engrossing...a touching drama and an absorbing read."-San Francisco Chronicle
Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir, Rick Ridgeway takes readers to the mysterious mountain domain of Tibet and into the remote corners of his past. In what Tim Cahill called the "most intensely personal" of his books, Ridgeway recounts the extraordinary journey he takes with Asia Wright, the daughter of his friend Jonathan, who was killed during an expedition with Ridgeway in a terrifying avalanche twenty years earlier. Hoping to help her connect with the father she never knew, Ridgeway takes her to the breathtaking Himalayas her father so cherished. Trekking through forbidding terrain and threatening weather, and past jumpy border patrols, they search for the place where he died.
Here, Ridgeway's storytelling technique hits perfect pitch as he weaves together indelible stories of past adventures with his and Asia's journey of self-discipline and self-discovery. Below Another Sky is at once an evaluation of a life lived on the edge and a wrenching story of loss-and of truths revealed. 8-page b&w insert]]>
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About the Author
Rick Ridgeway, a mountaineering legend, is well known for his writing, photography, and filmmaking. He is the author of four previous books, including The Shadow of Kilimanjaro (0-8050-5390-5), which was named one of the Ten Best Travel Books of 1998 by The New York Times. He lives with his family in Ojai, California.