*First Printing (full # line starts at 1). Hardcover in Near Fine + condition, whistle-clean and unmarked inside and out, only 2 tiny bumps on the outer bottom corners and a mild touch of edge wear at the top and heel of spine. In a near fine dust jacket: a few places of minor wrinkling near some extremities (head, tail of spine and one corner): otherwise shiny and unclipped, price intact ($19.95). Extraordinary biography of a young climber that gets caught up in a vicious winter storm on Mt. Washington. He survived, but not totally intact; his limitations produced an amazing challenge that he met with imagination and perserverence. An amazing and truly inspiring story. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Describes how a talented rock climber survived a double amputation at seventeen to return to his chosen sport.
From Library Journal:
Rock climbing is a sport for the young, strong, and confident. Osius, a senior editor for Climbing magazine, tells the story of "Boy Wonder" climber Herr, who at age 17 was already one of the sport's best. Then, during the winter of 1982 Herr and a climbing buddy were lost for three days in a Mt. Washington blizzard. Frostbite necessitated the amputation of both of his legs at the knees. Unwilling to bow to the initial pain and depression, Herr completed high school and began to climb again with the help of prosthetics. Astonishingly, he repeated his most difficult climbs and eventually surpassed his best. During his senior year in college, he was granted a patent for a new type of socket for prosthetic limbs. Herr's story is written in the language of this generation's climbers and should appeal to fans of the sport as well as other young people with accident-caused disabilities.
- Paula M. Strain, Rockville, Md.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Second Ascent: The Story of Hugh Herr
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
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Book Description Stackpole Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. No marks, minimal shelf wear to dust jacket. Seller Inventory # nn2582
Book Description Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA USA, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Light wear to edges and surface of dust jacket. Book is clean, unmarked and sound. Seller Inventory # 002083
Book Description Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 051974
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Book Description Stackpole Books. Condition: New. 0811717941 New Inside and Outside. Clean and crisp! No markings! You will be pleased. Excellent book! ( z1s126A ) Some very minor shelf wear on dust cover. ** Fast Shipping! **. Seller Inventory # SKU1017782