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Second Ascent: The Story of Hugh Herr

Osius, Alison **First Printing**

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ISBN 10: 0811717941 / ISBN 13: 9780811717946
Published by Stackpole Books, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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*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 # 001105

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Title: Second Ascent: The Story of Hugh Herr

Publisher: Stackpole Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Describes how a talented rock climber survived a double amputation at seventeen to return to his chosen sport.

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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.

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