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Since they were once avoided at all costs, how have mountains, in the space of three centuries, come to exert such a strange and sometimes fatal hold on the imagination, moving millions every year to risk their lives? The author of this engaging book seeks to answer these questions.
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Book Description: Granta, 2004 9781862076549, 2004. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. NEW paperback. 306 pages. B/w illustrations. Widely admired - Sir Ranulph Fiennes calls it "a truly inspiring read" - and the winner of the Guardian First Book Award. It is best described, perhaps, as an account of his own and other people's fascination with climbing, and personal memoir weaves skilfully through stories of famous ascents and philosphical musings on the attractions of these beautiful and damgerous wildest of places. Bookseller Inventory # 607
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