Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Adrenaline)

Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Adrenaline)

by Clint Willis (Editor)

Synopsis

From the rigours and risks of high-altitude climbing on Everest to the challenges of scaling El Captain's 3,000 vertical feet, this collection examines the subject of mountaineering through the eyes of gifted writers with great stories to tell. These stories reveal climbing's allure as well as its terrible risks. Legendary Yosemite veteran John Long recalls the joys of climbing the world's hardest rock routes in the company of friends whose boldness scares even him. Scotsmen Hamish MacInnes, Tom Patey and Andrew Greig all feature, too, in stories from the Eiger's dreaded North Face, Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram aand the Alps. This title spans a century of great literature, from Evelyn Waugh and H.G. Wells to contemporary authors such as Daniel Duane and Maureen O'Neill. All of these writers have something to say about the beauty, the excitement, the ambition and the love that drives men and women to risk everything in the mountains.

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Format: Paperback
WFTC1:0
Pages: 246
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Published: 12 Mar 2001

ISBN 10: 1840184027
ISBN 13: 9781840184020

Author Bio
Clint Willis, a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten-years-old, is editor of the Adrenaline series. He has worked on seven anthologies so far, including High, Wild and Ice, all available from Mainstream. He lives with his wife and two sons in Maine, USA.