Title: Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and ...
Publisher: Lyons & Burford, New York, N.Y.
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Second printing. The author's first book. Quarterbound in blue cloth-covered boards with a black cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $17.95); the deep blue of the lettering on the front panel is faded to a turquoise on the spine, and the top board edges are also somewhat faded. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005757
Synopsis: No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb.
In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible.
From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
Product Description: Originally published in 1990 by the American publishers, Lyons and Burford, a collection of writings on mountaineering and the culture of climbing. It includes first-hand accounts of expeditions made by the author, who also wrote INTO THE WILD and INTO THIN AIR.
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