Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain
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Publisher : Patagonia
Total Pages : 312
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ISBN-10 : 9781938340055
ISBN-13 : 1938340051
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Book Synopsis Beyond the Mountain by : Steve House

Download or read book Beyond the Mountain written by Steve House and published by Patagonia. This book was released on 2013-10-06 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steveand Vince the first Piolet d"or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans. Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read destined to be a mountain classic. And it


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