Climber's Choice : The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Work

3.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780071419499: Climber's Choice : The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Work

The Best Climbing Writers Present Their WorkEdited by Pat AmentNo other sport has produced such an extensive volume of fine writing as climbing. Climber's Choice brings together Chris Bonington, Greg Child, Joe Simpson, Stephen Venables, and 19more of the world's best climbing authors, who were asked to select those short pieces of which they were the proudest. The result is a convocation of men and women who have conquered many of the most forbidding mountains and rock faces in the world and who write about their experiences with an uncommon force that has the power to transfix, amaze, and occasionally terrify.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Climber's Choice brings together writings by twenty-three of the world's best climbing authors, offering a tantalizing glimpse inside the allure and exhilaration of this fascinating sport. As individual in outlook and style as the authors themselves, the pieces in Climber's Choice range from tales of high adventure--like Stephen Venables' haunting chronicle (published here for the first time) of his ascent of Monte Sarmiento, in Tierra del Fuego--to reflections on the human condition--as described in Chris Bonington's gripping account of his summiting, at age sixty, the 6,801-meter Himalayan peak, Drangnag Ri--to portraits of climbers and the climbing life--notably John Long's ribald account of the ragtag group of hippie rock climbers who flocked around climbing guru Jim Bridwell at Yosemite in the 1970s.

"This book is a lineup of star writers as well as star climbers, as powerful as ever assembled before. And they have selected their own favorite pieces! Definitely a novel approach, as one might expect from the fertile and inventive mind of that incorrigible original, Pat Ament. Dip into this volume and meet the brain children of an outstanding group of individuals who know how to climb and how to write about it."--Royal Robbins

Contributors: Pat Ament • Walter Bonatti • Chris Bonington • Greg Child • Kurt Diemberger • John Gill • Tom Higgins • Amy Irvine • John Long • Ian McNaught-Davis • Alison Osius • Jim Perrin • Chuck Pratt • Paul Pritchard • Royal Robbins • Doug Robinson • Susan Fox Rogers • Reg Saner • John Sherman • Joe Simpson • Mark Synnott • Stephen Venables • Ed Webster

About the Author:

Pat Ament is an internationally respected rock climber and boulderer. One of the climbing world's most prolific and accomplished writers, he is the author of more than thirty published books and many articles and essays.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ament, Pat
Published by MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Pat Ament
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 209 x 166 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Climbing and mountaineering have produced wonderful writing over the years. Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is nothing like facing death to prepare one to write about life. The adrenaline-infused struggle of climbing the big walls or the world s greatest peaks does much to energize this great volume of literature, of course. But there are other reasons for its front-to-back interest. Climbing, like writing, is an individual pursuit demanding eloquence, discipline, strength, perseverance, a taste for irony perhaps, and an often poetic introspection. Sometimes even a sense of humor. Climber s Choice takes the time-honored tradition of collected writings to a new and inviting level: Select more than 20 of the world s best climbing writers, many of whom are among the world s best climbers and mountaineers, and ask them to submit their best short writing. No other anthology will have as many authors who have accomplished as much on the world s most forbidding mountains and rock faces or in the literature of the sport. Equally divided between rock climbing and mountaineering, they include: Greg Child, Steven Venables, Kirk Diemberger, Joe Simpson, Paul Pritchard, Royal Roberts, Chuck Pratt, John Long, Walter Bonatti, Chris Bonington, Alison Osius, Amy Irvine, Susan Fox Rogers, and others. They include four Boardman Tasker mountain literature award winners, two Banff Mountain Literature award winners, one Wallace Stegner award winner, and one American Alpine Club winner. Climber s Choice, by prefacing each piece with the author s own reasons for choosing it, will give readers a rare glimpse inside the writers minds. Why is this piece precious? At what cost was it written? What s the history behind it? Each piece will also be introduced by Ament and accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the writer, many of them from Ament s acclaimed collection. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Pat Ament
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 209 x 166 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Climbing and mountaineering have produced wonderful writing over the years. Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is nothing like facing death to prepare one to write about life. The adrenaline-infused struggle of climbing the big walls or the world s greatest peaks does much to energize this great volume of literature, of course. But there are other reasons for its front-to-back interest. Climbing, like writing, is an individual pursuit demanding eloquence, discipline, strength, perseverance, a taste for irony perhaps, and an often poetic introspection. Sometimes even a sense of humor. Climber s Choice takes the time-honored tradition of collected writings to a new and inviting level: Select more than 20 of the world s best climbing writers, many of whom are among the world s best climbers and mountaineers, and ask them to submit their best short writing. No other anthology will have as many authors who have accomplished as much on the world s most forbidding mountains and rock faces or in the literature of the sport. Equally divided between rock climbing and mountaineering, they include: Greg Child, Steven Venables, Kirk Diemberger, Joe Simpson, Paul Pritchard, Royal Roberts, Chuck Pratt, John Long, Walter Bonatti, Chris Bonington, Alison Osius, Amy Irvine, Susan Fox Rogers, and others. They include four Boardman Tasker mountain literature award winners, two Banff Mountain Literature award winners, one Wallace Stegner award winner, and one American Alpine Club winner. Climber s Choice, by prefacing each piece with the author s own reasons for choosing it, will give readers a rare glimpse inside the writers minds. Why is this piece precious? At what cost was it written? What s the history behind it? Each piece will also be introduced by Ament and accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the writer, many of them from Ament s acclaimed collection. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ament, Pat
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press 2003-06-01 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press 2003-06-01, 2003. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06997886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ament, Pat
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071419497

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ament, Pat
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780071419499_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ament, Pat
Published by MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Pat Ament
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071419497

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ament, Pat
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0071419497 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.79 Some items may NOT be available for International Shipping. Please contact us about a particular item. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Pat Ament
ISBN 10: 0071419497 ISBN 13: 9780071419499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9780071419499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book