Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and Survival

  • Title: Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and Survival
  • Author: Cecil Kuhne
  • ISBN: 9780307279354
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Near Death in the Mountains True Stories of Disaster and Survival He wrapped the rope around his body got ready to rappel and leaned back Standing about five feet from him I heard a sharp scraping Suddenly Ed was flying I could see him fall wordless fifty feet
    He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below he was sliding and bouncing down He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing There wasn t a chance of his stopping for 4,0 He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below he was sliding and bouncing down He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing There wasn t a chance of his stopping for 4,000 feet From David Robert s The Mountain of My FearIn these thrillingly true tales of narrow brushes with death, Cecil Kuhne has amassed a wide range of stories that show the awesome power of the mountains Spanning five continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley in the dead of the winter, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and beyond, this is a pulse pounding collection of disaster and survival at the top of the world Also featuring Joe Simpson s Touching the Void An inspiring story of a climber who topples into a icy crevasse and, though crippled, starving and frostbitten, still manages to crawl to rescue Jon Krakauer s Eiger Dreams Reaching the limits of his own climbing skills, the author makes a crucial decision whether to brave the treacherous higher altitudes or return to base Nando Parrado s Miracle in the Andes The stunning first person account of a Peruvian rugby team s airplane crash in the Chilean Andes and their harrowing journey down the mountain for help.

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    1. Intense stories about survival and death in the mountains. Depending on what you are looking for some stories will definitely interested you more than others.

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    2. This is a collection of short (30-50 page) stories of mountain climbing adventures and disasters. I came across this book in my search for the book "Touching the Void" which I really wanted to read. This book had a chapter relating that story, so I decided to give the book a try. Each chapter is written by a different author, so there were some chapters I was very bored with and just skimmed, but a couple stories were fantastic! I eagerly anticipated the Touching the Void chapter, but was sorely [...]

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    3. Love this book. Reading this book is like watching Hawaii 5-0--it's an adrenalin rush. I'm always on the edge of my seat. The suspense keeps me turning pages. I'm almost finished and have been introduced to many books on this topic through these short accounts taken from them.I spend my evenings above 18,000 feet--in the death zone at below zero temperatures--and never leave my reading room. This is what reading is all about--story and vicarious learning. Experiencing some facet of life --which [...]

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    4. If you're considering doing any alpine climbing of any degree of intensity read this first.

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    5. This book is an amalgum of several other books. I thought the editing was poor, and often found myself asking what the he** was going on. Source material is probably better.

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    6. So many mountains; so much death!

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    7. I loved this book! Well, since it's a collection of stories, it's difficult to rate this book, but since I love stories about climbers and adventures, I loved this book.

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    8. Really nice read.

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    9. Excellent collection of climbing accounts- loved it!

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