Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

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Pan, 1998 - Mountaineering - 186 pages
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This title describes mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships. This book 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.

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

To start with, I am not a mountain climber and have zero interest in becoming one. So when I tell you that I was enthralled by these articles on mountaineering, it's not because of any innate interest ... Read full review

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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

Although published rather recently (2009), this book has the feel of a book written long before that. And, indeed, it turns out to be a collection of magazine articles Krakauer has written over a 15 ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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