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Postcards From The Ledge
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Postcards From The Ledge

Brand: The Mountaineers Books

Postcards From The Ledge. With clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections, Child's writing covers the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience. Peeling back the layers to reveal the gritty truth about the elite climbing world is Greg Child's specialty. His investigation of Tomo Cesen's claimed first ascent of Lhotse's south wall is considered the definitive report on this controversial event. His description of the daily habits of mountaineers on expedition (who don't bathe for months) is both disgusting and horrifyingly funny. Falling of a rock climb in front of his mother is an exercise in humility. Entertaining even to those who have never been above sea level, Child's stories reveal climbing's other face. Child takes up controversy with the same keen insight. A post-climb fiasco in the offices of petty Pakistani bureaucrats proves that not all epics take place on high mountain faces. A hard look at the media ...
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Postcards From The Ledge. With clever wit, sharp observations, and insightful reflections, Child's writing covers the full spectrum of the mountaineering experience. Peeling back the layers to reveal the gritty truth about the elite climbing world is Greg Child's specialty. His investigation of Tomo Cesen's claimed first ascent of Lhotse's south wall is considered the definitive report on this controversial event. His description of the daily habits of mountaineers on expedition (who don't bathe for months) is both disgusting and horrifyingly funny. Falling of a rock climb in front of his mother is an exercise in humility. Entertaining even to those who have never been above sea level, Child's stories reveal climbing's other face. Child takes up controversy with the same keen insight. A post-climb fiasco in the offices of petty Pakistani bureaucrats proves that not all epics take place on high mountain faces. A hard look at the media frenzy around the death of Alison Hargreaves on K2 evolves into a brilliant, i

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