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    PDF NEW Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Æ Jon Krakauer Before the recognition he received for Into the Wild and Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer was a serious outdoors type writing about other serious outdoors types In this collection of essays Krakauer relates several stories of his personal adventures one about a youthful and maybe foolish venture to a particularly difficult climb in Alaska another about his attempt at Eiger And these are uite good But I most enjoy Krakauer when he writ

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    Characters Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains PDF NEW Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Æ Jon Krakauer Despite having been to Mt Everest base camp on the Tibetan side I'm an armchair mountain climber I enjoyed seeing the mountain and taking pictures but was uite happy to get back to the hotel and climb into my wa

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    PDF NEW Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Æ Jon Krakauer Love Krakauer These essays are somewhat dated but still interesting and delivered in his inimitable style The was the last book fo his I had not already read and while it ranks near the bottom as far as favorites because of the datedness and form I'm glad I read it and I hope he is working on his next

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Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Characters Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Jon Krakauer ٠2 Read Free read à Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains 102 No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships 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 exp. This is a wonderful collection of essays about mountain climbing I greatly enjoyed Krakauer s book Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster and Eiger Dreams is just as good Each chapter is an essay on some facet of mountain climbing The first chapter is about climbing the Eiger Other chapters are about climbing Mount Blanc and K2 Another chapter is about bouldering and another is about the experiences of a bush pilot in Alaska transporting mountain climbers to a glacier at the base of Mount McKinley One chapter is about ice climbing while another describes the experience of living in a tent for days on end while a storm makes it impossible to get outA small stream of dry humor runs throughout the book You have to have a sense of humor to engage in some of these dangerous sometimes mind numbing activities One chapter describes how a team of doctors spend their summers on the slopes of Mt McKinley They study the effects of altitude sickness and has saved numerous lives All on their own dime Krakauer asked one of the doctors why they volunteered to spend their summers toiling in such a godforsaken place Well he explained as he stood shivering in a blizzard reeling from nausea and a blinding headache while attempting to repair a broken radio antenna It s sort of like having fun only differentWhile describing the heavy human toll among climbers of K2 a troubling uestion gets asked Should a civilized society continue to condone much less celebrate an activity in which there appears to be a growing acceptance of death as a likely outcome During one summer one out of five climbers who attempted the mountain did not come back aliveWhen Krakauer told Coloradans that he intended to climb the Devil s Thumb in Alaska solo they thought he had been smoking too much pot they thought it was a monumentally bad idea But when he told Alaskans they hardly reacted at all They just wondered how much money there was in climbing such a mountainI am not a climber but I find that Krakauer s writing style is ridiculously engaging He puts you the reader right there on the mountain and lets you know how it feels For a collection of non fiction essays this book is a real page turner Highly recommended

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Characters Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Jon Krakauer ٠2 Read Free read à Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains 102 Erienced 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 unusu. Love Krakauer These essays are somewhat dated but still interesting and delivered in his inimitable style The was the last book fo his I had not already read and while it ranks near the bottom as far as favorites because of the datedness and form I m glad I read it and I hope he is working on his next

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Characters Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Jon Krakauer ٠2 Read Free read à Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains 102 Al fraternity of daredevils athletes and misfits stretching the limits of the possibleFrom 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 pursui. What a page turner And also the perfect book to drag along rock climbing or on a hike which is what I did I sat on a boulder and devoured this book until it was my turn to climb or belay Krakauer s narrative style is simple and straight forward but still evocative in its description of nature because he doesn t add anything superfluous and that s as it should be K2 Eiger Chamoix etc do not favor the superfluous and they certainly don t need anyone to dress up their reputations He draws senses of awe and fear from his reader by telling it like it is and if you re the outdoorsy type of person you ll get it I have no desire to try and summit McKinley but I understandSome of the information and celebrities are a bit dated as this was a collection of articles that he wrote in the 80 s but it s a great look at the history of the sport and the dangers that you might very well face today particularly the overpopulation on mountain peaks where few have earned the right to climb but many have paid to clutter up the slopesAll in all I was very impressed with Krakauer s writing style and his subject and I look forward to reading in the future

  • Paperback
  • 186
  • Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains
  • Jon Krakauer
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 9780385488181