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Dark Shadows Falling

Dark Shadows Falling
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First time in paperback! On the heels of a swirl of controversy surrounding mountaineering, Joe Simpson wonders if the essence of the sport has been completely lost. From a gripping introduction detailing one climbers dying moments, witnessed by other climbers who offered no help, Simpson moves on ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780898865905
  • ISBN-10: 0898865905
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Brand: Brand: Mountaineers Books
  • Media: Paperback
  • Status: Currently Unavailable
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First time in paperback! On the heels of a swirl of controversy surrounding mountaineering, Joe Simpson wonders if the essence of the sport has been completely lost. From a gripping introduction detailing one climbers dying moments, witnessed by other climbers who offered no help, Simpson moves on to question the May 10, 1996, events on Everest, offering an objective, well-researched, and insightful analysis. Weaving the thread of the larger question through discussions of other issues, he also examines guided climbing, the media spin on climbing accidents, and incidents involving poor treatment of Sherpas. He takes as many risks in his writing as he does in climbing, and Simpsons latest work is certain to challenge readers and inspire debate.

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The author of Touching the Void interweaves stories of his own mountaineering adventures with reflective consideration of recent tragedies on the worlds loftiest peaks. As more people take to the mountains--many of them amateurs and dilettantes who can afford to hire guides of varying levels of expertise--the odds of disaster loom ever higher. Simpson weighs in on summit fever, the treatment of local sherpas, and what he sees as unimaginative yak routes up the once-grand mountains.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780898865905
  • ISBN-10 : 0898865905
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 207
  • Status : Currently Unavailable
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