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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
Krakauer, Jon
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Format: Paperback, 208pp.
Date of publication: May 1997
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN-13: 9780385488181
Dimensions: 20.47 cm. (length) X 13.41 cm. (width) X 1.19 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 177 grams

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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... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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