- Inga recensioner
- 10T 56min
An Audio Bundle: Climb & HighFörfattare: H.G. Wells, David Roberts, Matt Dickinson, Evelyn Waugh, Chris Bonington, Ed Webster, John Long, Charles Clarke, Tom Patey, Pete Sinclair, Maureen O'Neill, Galen Rowell, Hamish MacInnes, Daniel Duane, Charles Houston, Robert Bates, FS Smythe, Jim Haberl, Brummie Stokes Uppläsare: Alan Sklar, Simon Prebble, George Guidall, Eric Conger, Graeme Malcolm, Terence Aselford, Kimberly Schraf, Nick Sampson, Gary Telles Ljudbok
Winner of Publisher’s Weekly ‘Listen Up’ Award.
Year after year, in spite of monumental dangers, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains, whether it's the cliffs of Yosemite or the peaks of the Himalaya. At these places, even the most cautious climber must accept the possibilities of moving unroped to save time, braving terrain vulnerable to rockfall, trusting afternoon thunderstorms to hold off long enough to get below treeline. Mistakes, bad weather and bad luck often lead to death. Climb offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences. Everest and K2–two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. These stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world's most dangerous places, yet why the world's best climbers can't stay away from them.