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"People who know wildernessï¿½real wildernessï¿½know there is a dark side to the moon. This is a book about inner mountaineering, a perspective only an older climber can give."ï¿½Roderick Nash, author of Wilderness and the American Mind
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Robert Leonard Reid, a well-known writer on alpinism, delights in the satori-inducing dangers of mountaineering. "Once on vertical rock in desert country," he writes in Mountains of the Great Blue Dream, "I reached for a crack, inserted my fingers, stepped up, and stared into the steely eyes of a rattlesnake coiled two feet from my hand." And that's just a start, for this fine collection of essays recounts many other death-defying adventures endured in nights spent pinned to rock walls in howling winds, days battling ice storms and uncooperative ropes. But this is not just a book of macho accomplishment on the high peaks: Reid writes affectionately of the mountain landscapes among which he has walked and climbed, lending his book a rare and welcome poetry. --Gregory McNameeAbout the Author:
Robert Leonard Reid is a freelance writer who lives in Carson City, Nevada.
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Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0826319238