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Cowboy Now: Life and Death in the Dim Light of a Pantagonian Snow Cave

Brett E. Carlson

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ISBN 10: 0972791019 / ISBN 13: 9780972791014
Published by Everyman Publishing, Monlo Park, Californis, 2003
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2003 As New Book, As New Unclipped jacket, First Printing October 2003, Signed by the author on the title page, 199 clean tight unmarked pages, book has full black cloth covered boards with silver stamped lettering on the front cover and spine, book appears to be unread, jacket has a full jacket illustration of a man walking in snow, red and black lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 002668

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Title: Cowboy Now: Life and Death in the Dim Light ...

Publisher: Everyman Publishing, Monlo Park, Californis

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In January of 1996, nine men from separate parts of the world—America, Canada, Chile, and Britain—ventured into the Patagonian mountains. Their goal was the second west-to-east crossing of the Northern Patagonia Ice Field, the fourth largest ice field in the world. Patagonia is world-renowned for some of the worst weather on planet earth. Three weeks into a scheduled five-week expedition, and directly in the middle of the ice field, the team was attacked by a massive, unrelenting blizzard. Their tents were destroyed and supplies were dwindling as they clung to life in snow caves for two agonizing weeks, slowly starving while they battled for their lives.

Carlson describes core survival, drastic change, and self-examination, all while trapped in a man made snow cave for two weeks in a horrendous South American blizzard. The resulting novel is a fast moving, stripped raw, symbolic mountain journey about survival, struggle and change. Numerous climbers in the region died during the blizzard.

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On March 4, 1996, Brett Carlson was led down the ramp of a San Francisco American Airlines terminal in a wheelchair. He had just survived two weeks trapped in a man made snow cave during one of the worst storms to have punished the tip of South America, and the Patagonia region, in over 100 years.

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