Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness

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The Mountaineers Books, 2006 - 245 σελίδες
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Every culture, in every era, has its adventure myths - the golden hero willing to walk through fire elevates us all beyond our fears and limits. But more often than commonly recognized, there are darker reasons for dangerous pursuits. When do mountains, poles, and oceans become merely an incidental stage for a troubled psychodrama? Where, truly, falls the line between adventure and madness? Psychologist Geoff Powter looks into the lives of eleven adventurers he calls The Burdened, The Bent, and The Lost, presenting previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family.
 

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Strange and dangerous dreams: the fine line between adventure and madness

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Powter, a clinical psychologist and climber, provides an absorbing and extensively researched narrative delving into the psyche of select individuals and their daring undertakings. His descriptions ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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An overview of history's most fascinating extremists. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

Preface
6
Acknowledgement
9
Introduction
11
Our Melancholy Hero
21
A Struggle for Existence
41
We Cannot Fail
55
The Reward Was Madness
71
The Man Who Shouldnt Have Been There
97
The Wickedest Man in the World
131
Only a Madman Would Try Such a Thing
157
An Elaborate Suicide
175
The Romantic Heart
199
Walking into Darkness
215
Epilogue
233
Notes on Sources
235
Index
241

A Terrible Beauty
111

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Geoff Powter is a clinical psychologist with a forensic assessment practice in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. A veteran of thirteen climbing expeditions to the Himalaya, Powter has worked for many years with Outward Bound. He is a contributing editor for Explore magazine.

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