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Climber's Choice: The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Best Work By Pat Ament

Climber's Choice: The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Best Work
by Pat Ament

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This is a collection of short writing selected from more than 20 of the world's best climbing writers. Each piece is prefaced with the author's own reasons for choosing it, giving the reader a glimpse into the writer's mind.
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Climber's Choice: The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Best Work by Pat Ament

Climbing and mountaineering have produced an inordinate amount of good writing over the years. Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is nothing like facing death to prepare one to write about life. The adrenaline-infused struggle of climbing the "big walls" or the world's greatest peaks does much to energize this great volume of literature, of course. But there are other reasons for its front-to-back interest. Climbing, like writing, is an individual pursuit demanding eloquence, discipline, strength, perseverance, a taste for irony perhaps, and an often poetic introspection. Sometimes even a sense of humor. Climber's Choice takes the time-honored tradition of collected writings to a new and inviting level: Select more than 20 of the world's best climbing writers, many of whom are among the world's best climbers and mountaineers, and ask them to submit their best short writing. No other anthology will have as many authors who have accomplished as much on the world's most forbidding mountains and rock faces or in the literature of the sport. Equally divided between rock climbing and mountaineering, they include: Greg Child, Steven Venables, Kirk Diemberger, Joe Simpson, Paul Pritchard, Royal Roberts, Chuck Pratt, John Long, Walter Bonatti, Chris Bonington, Alison Osius, Amy Irvine, Susan Fox Rogers, and others. They include four Boardman Tasker mountain literature award winners, two Banff Mountain Literature award winners, one Wallace Stegner award winner, and one American Alpine Club winner. Climber's Choice, by prefacing each piece with the author's own reasons for choosing it, will give readers a rare glimpse inside the writers' minds. Why is this piece precious? At what cost was it written? What's the history behind it? Each piece will also be introduced by Ament and accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the writer, many of them from Ament's acclaimed collection.

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About Pat Ament


Pat Ament (Fruita, CO) is a renowned climber, teaches and writes about climbing, and is the sport's most eloquent spokesperson.

Table of Contents


AcknowledgmentsPrologue: The Climber as WriterJim Perrin, Visions and ViriansJohn Sherman, Boulevard of the BehemothsStephen Venables, Tierra Del FuegoJohn Gill, Two Pieces from Master of Rock: Get the Hell Off That Rock and LifeSaversChris Bonington, Drangnag RiChuck Pratt, The South Face of Mount WatkinsRoyal Robbins, Jack of DiamondsReg Saner, Up and Out, the Myth of EmergenceJoe Simpson, Guilty as ChargedJohn Long, The Bird's BoysPaul Pritchard, Rubble Merchants, Slateheads, and OthersPat Ament, Reflections on Being the Best Climber in the WorldGreg Child, On Broad PeakMark Synnott, The Maestri EnigmaTom Higgins, SoarksIan McNaught-Davis, The Mustagh Tower Climbed 6th July 1956Amy Irvine, The Path of DestructionDoug Robinson, Mountaineering Just Means Glad to Be Here: Eight Alpine PoemsEd Webster, The FightAlison Osius, The Squalor and the GloryKurt Diemberger, Excerpt from The Endless KnotWalter Bonatti, Concepts of AdventureSusan Fox Rogers, Loose WomanAppendixGlossaryGrading SystemsAbout the Editor

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GOR010198261
Climber's Choice: The Best Climbing Writers Present Their Best Work by Pat Ament
Pat Ament
Used - Well Read
Hardback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2002-03-19
304
0071377239
9780071377232
N/A
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