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High Stories Of Survival From Everest An
     

High Stories Of Survival From Everest An

by Clint Willis, Ed Webster (Contribution by), Robert Bates (Contribution by), David Roberts (Contribution by), Chris Bonington (Contribution by)
 
Everest and K2, two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. With writing from Matt Dickinson, Chris Bonington, David Roberts and others, these stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world’s

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Everest and K2, two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. With writing from Matt Dickinson, Chris Bonington, David Roberts and others, these stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world’s most dangerous places, yet why the world’s best climbers can’t stay away from them. "High" is an adventure audiobook at its most compelling. Winner of Publisher’s Weekly Listen Up Award.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Stories of mountain climbing have an extra sense of adventure about them: No matter what story is being told, you know in the back of your mind that the action is unfurling at peaks that are dangerously high, with weather conditions and altitude realities unknown to those of us who have never been at high altitudes outside of an airplane. High: Stories of Survival from Mount Everest and K2 collects tales from the world's two tallest peaks. The stories are spread over the past 75 years. Alongside Jon Krakauer's look back on his infamous climbing adventures are accounts of the trials of two different British expeditions during the '20s. Life and death, survival and perishing are all examined in these stories; indeed, it seems that these mountain tales all serve to highlight the most extreme conditions under which life can continue. Shivering cold, brutal winds, and the idea of being absolutely isolated from most of the world produce epic tales of triumph and loss. High: Stories of Survival from Mount Everest and K2 is a thrilling read, and shows how humans deal with nature in its harshest form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885408358
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Adrenaline Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 Cassettes
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 7.11(h) x 1.13(d)

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