Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
ISBN 13: 9780385488181
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1997
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaskas notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible.From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
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Book Description: Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York, NY, 1990. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued. First Edition, 15th Printing. BRAND NEW Copy. 12 essays , barring the closing story which was written for this collection, previously published elsewhere. Vivid experiences of mountaineering, personages devoted to the dangerous sport, and attendent hardships and victories those who climb. Author Jon Krakauer himself has known the challenges of K2, Denali, Everest, and, the Eiger, and writes superbly. Bookseller Inventory # 009878
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