Moments of Doubt

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Moments of Doubt

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* David Roberts is one of the leading outdoor adventure writers of our time

* Includes stories of climbing personalities like Reinhold Messner, John Roskelley, Don Sheldon
This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering and adventure by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers in the field. The articles are composed of three types: Adventures (Roberts' own climbs and outings), Profiles (other adventurers), and Reflections (meditative essays about the meaning of the whole business). Roberts ranges the globe (Africa, Alaska, New Guinea) and introduces unique personalities (Reinhold Messner, John Roskelly, Don Sheldon). He also recounts how his own love of writing and the useless pastime of climbing combined to produce the bread and butter of his career today.
Popular with audiences far beyond active mountaineers, Roberts sets himself this challenge: "For me, the abiding puzzle of adventure writing lies in keeping, on the one hand, a sense of proportion about the absurdity of most of our antics in the outdoors, while staying alert, on the other, to the majesty of spirit which at their best those antics demonstrate."

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DAVID ROBERTS is an accomplished mountaineer and the author of more than twenty books, including several published by The Mountaineers Books (Escape Routes, Moments of Doubt, Sandstone Spine) as well as many others, including True Summit (about Herzog and Annapurna) and The Last of His Kind, a biography of Bradford Washburn. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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David Roberts writes intelligently about the ethics and exhilaration of the least intellectual of human pursuits, adventure. This is a clean, clear, free-flowing book, accessible to anyone but a treasure for those who have suffered moments of doubt. (Tim Cahill Backpacker magazine)

Absolutely the frankest, the fairest, and the most entertaining book about mountain climbing I have ever read. (Jan Morris, author)

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