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Eiger Dreams

Ventures Among Men and Mountains


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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 McKinley, Eiger Dreams" spins tales of driven

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Cordee Code: CPB099
Author: Jon Krakauer
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 130 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 0330370006
ISBN 13: 9780330370004
Publisher: Pan Books
Published Date: March 1998
Edition: 1st , Mar-1998
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 180g


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