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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
by Jon Krakauer

Told by a true adventurer, Eiger Dreams is filled with stories about why lives are risked and limits are pushed to reach a mountain's summit.
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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains Summary


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.

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Sku
GOR000982607
Title
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
208
ISBN 10
0330370006
ISBN 13
9780330370004
Prizes
N/A
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