Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet

Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet

by John All, John Balzar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610396936
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 573,037
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John All is a Research Professor of mountain environmental science at Western Washington University. His research around the world has been funded by groups that include the National Science Foundation, USAID, the CDC, and the Fulbright Foundation. He is executive director of the American Climber Science Program, an organization of citizen scientists who have the ability to climb the world's tallest peaks and use these expeditions to gather crucial data on the changing climate. John is a Lifetime Fellow of the Explorers Club in New York City, a certified paraglider pilot, rescue diver, a rugby and volleyball champion, and he spent several years with search and rescue teams prior to becoming a professor.

John Balzar is the author of "Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race," named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. His magazine work has been collected in anthologies including, "Wild Stories: The Best of Men's Journal." A veteran newspaper journalist, he was awarded the Scripps-Howard Ernie Pyle Prize for human interest storytelling. He has sailed across the Pacific, worked as a river Boatman in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and holds NOAA Science Diver certification.

Table of Contents

Part I <$$$>

Chapter 1 Alone on the Ice 3

Chapter 2 Lhotse 13

Part II <$$$>

Chapter 3 Adaptation 31

Chapter 4 Paradise Lost 41

Interlude: Bugged

Part III <$$$>

Chapter 5 Up and Lip 59

Chapter 6 Here, There, and Beyond 83

Interlude: Sunsets

Chapter 7 Everest 103

Interlude: The Stuff

Chapter 8 Top of the World 127

Interlude: Letters

Chapter 9 The Unknown 157

Part IV Survival

Chapter 10 Alive 187

Interlude: Harry Potter

Chapter 11 Findings 207

Acknowledgments 221

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