9780440209904-0440209900-Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams

ISBN-13: 9780440209904
ISBN-10: 0440209900
Author: Krakauer, Jon
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Laurel
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN-13: 9780440209904
ISBN-10: 0440209900
Author: Krakauer, Jon
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Laurel
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Summary

Acknowledged authors Krakauer, Jon wrote Eiger Dreams comprising pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0440209900 and 9780440209904. Since then Eiger Dreams textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more 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 experienced 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 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, 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 pursuits.


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