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read & download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jon Krakauer Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains review â 103 Al fraternity of daredevils athletes and misfits stretching the limits of the possibleFrom 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 pursui. What a page turner And also the perfect book to drag along rock climbing or on a hike which is what I did I sat on a boulder and devoured this book until it was my turn to climb or belay Krakauer s narrative style is simple and straight forward but still evocative in its description of nature because he doesn t add anything superfluous and that s as it should be K2 Eiger Chamoix etc do not favor the superfluous and they certainly don t need anyone to dress up their reputations He draws senses of awe and fear from his reader by telling it like it is and if you re the outdoorsy type of person you ll get it I have no desire to try and summit McKinley but I understandSome of the information and celebrities are a bit dated as this was a collection of articles that he wrote in the 80 s but it s a great look at the history of the sport and the dangers that you might very well face today particularly the overpopulation on mountain peaks where few have earned the right to climb but many have paid to clutter up the slopesAll in all I was very impressed with Krakauer s writing style and his subject and I look forward to reading in the future

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read & download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jon Krakauer Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains review â 103 No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships 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 exp. I came to each of Krakauer s works independently I read Into the Wild first on a recommendation and years later I read Into Thin Air because someone told me it would be a good insight into the effects of altitude as I prepared to climb Kilimanjaro a mild but high peak Finally I found this collection of essays and realized that somehow I d read the final essay somewhere before once I can understand why some people think that Krakauer is a selfish bastard at times because the very act of climbing is often a selfish one in the eyes of others Though Krakauer believes in the sacrosanct nature of the bond between ropemates on Everest he notes that the nature of the beast drives many to an every man for himself mentality This is revisited in A Bad Summer on K2 during a discussion of saving those near death at great risk to the lives of everyone else Considering the effects of altitude on the human brain I don t think any armchair philosophizing or moralizing applies here people simply cannot and do not behave normally at 26000 feet and everyone who climbs that high knows that to do so is to put your life on the line Asking others to forsake theirs for a slim chance at saving yours can we ever truly ask that of people Every life is on the line in a storm Is it honorable to perish attempting to save someone who may and likely will die despite your efforts than it is to abandon them and hustle down to save your own skin One reviewer commented on how selfish Krakauer was to risk his own life in such a callous manner as climbing the Devil s Thumb and yet to risk his own life on Everest to attempt to save someone else seems noble Does anyone engaging in this armchair moralizing understand what it means to carry 180lb of dead weight down an mountain without injuring the person further in bad conditions while you yourself are addled by altitude and saddled with gear etc I suppose these people think that such mountains should not be climbed at all But there it is Some people will never understand why others are so willing to hang their entire lives on a half inch of steel kicked or picked into ice a thousand feet off the ground I think Krakauer does a good job of explaining the clarity ones life and mind take on when circumstances reuire such uncompromising focus on what is immediately in front of you I think other athletes and aesthetes may have an easier time grasping this mentality and perhaps will get greater enjoyment from this book I do wonder how the sport has changed in the last thirty years many of these essays were written in the 80s and I imagine mentalities and technologies have changed things since then Hour of the Beast 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 exp. I came to each of Krakauer s works independently I Dictionary Of Dreams read Into the Wild first on a The Love of a Latino recommendation and years later I Other Days Other Eyes read Into Thin Air because someone told me it would be a good insight into the effects of altitude as I prepared to climb Kilimanjaro a mild but high peak Finally I found this collection of essays and Deception Island realized that somehow I d The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power read the final essay somewhere before once I can understand why some people think that Krakauer is a selfish bastard at times because the very act of climbing is often a selfish one in the eyes of others Though Krakauer believes in the sacrosanct nature of the bond between The First Partition of Poland ropemates on Everest he notes that the nature of the beast drives many to an every man for himself mentality This is The Hero of Varay Varyan Memoir revisited in A Bad Summer on K2 during a discussion of saving those near death at great Palestrina and other plays Five Plays by Don Nigro risk to the lives of everyone else Considering the effects of altitude on the human brain I don t think any armchair philosophizing or moralizing applies here people simply cannot and do not behave normally at 26000 feet and everyone who climbs that high knows that to do so is to put your life on the line Asking others to forsake theirs for a slim chance at saving yours can we ever truly ask that of people Every life is on the line in a storm Is it honorable to perish attempting to save someone who may and likely will die despite your efforts than it is to abandon them and hustle down to save your own skin One Blackmailed By Daddy reviewer commented on how selfish Krakauer was to उरलं सुरलं risk his own life in such a callous manner as climbing the Devil s Thumb and yet to Cock Tales risk his own life on Everest to attempt to save someone else seems noble Does anyone engaging in this armchair moralizing understand what it means to carry 180lb of dead weight down an mountain without injuring the person further in bad conditions while you yourself are addled by altitude and saddled with gear etc I suppose these people think that such mountains should not be climbed at all But there it is Some people will never understand why others are so willing to hang their entire lives on a half inch of steel kicked or picked into ice a thousand feet off the ground I think Krakauer does a good job of explaining the clarity ones life and mind take on when circumstances Son of the Hero Varyan Memoir reuire such uncompromising focus on what is immediately in front of you I think other athletes and aesthetes may have an easier time grasping this mentality and perhaps will get greater enjoyment from this book I do wonder how the sport has changed in the last thirty years many of these essays were written in the 80s and I imagine mentalities and technologies have changed things since then

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read & download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jon Krakauer Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains review â 103 Erienced 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 unusu. In a previous book I had read by Krakauer Into Thin Air about mountain climbing there was a uote that has stuck with me One of the Everest mountaineers who chose not to try and help a climber who subseuently died from being left behind said this to justify his actionsThere is no morality above 26000 feet I had one foray into mountain climbing It was 1998 and myself and two friends Kevin and Lacey were going to attempt the 14er called Longs Peak Out of all of the 14000 foot peaks in Colorado Longs is the most popular climb because of its easy ascent Imagine my surprise when at 2 am I was stumbling about in a rock field not understanding why my eyes would not and could not stay open I had a massive head ache and could not keep my eyes open I was not tired I was jacked up on Diet Cokes and adrenaline and yet could not keep my eyelids open for business I was sans head lamp and found myself stumbling over boulders the size of pumpkins That was the end of my journey About 4 hours of hiking and turning back at who knows what altitude I d like to say I made it to 12 D my ascent to Longs was ended We faced a bear sighting ahead of us on the hike back to our carnot good when one is menstruating mind you and I was glad to make it home to my little apt at 18 JBut I digressshocking I know Since my wee little escapade into the wilds of the Colorado Rockies I have always been fascinated by mountain climbers And this book does not disappoint Unlike other books on self discovery blah de blah de blah blah blaaaah Eiger Dreams had some vivid moments of awareness that caused me to feel a real connection to the author More importantly it garnered a new level of respect for those who choose to make that their shining conuest No I will never know how it feels to summit Everest or climb well probably ever over 12000 ft but Krakauer has a way of making the experience approachable and yet awe inspiring at the same time In one instance he describes climbing a thin spire of rock on the Devil s Thumb in Alaska He recalls the sensation of being attached to the rock by only crampons and an ice ax and the overwhelming pulling sensation to let himself release the ax and just fallfall back into the awaiting ice that would kill him 3000 feet below He knows it will kill him he knows the physics of the actions yet still describes how he could not help himself uite possibly it was the pull of gravity he was feeling Not unlike the sensation of being on a ship in the Med on the way to Crete and looking over the railing at midnight with the waves crashing like blocks of ice on a solid black sea I got the pull I was blissed out of my gourd with hopefulness and youth and love and I honestly thought I could slip over the railing and survive I wanted To Feel ItThis is a collection of short stories all interwoven on the foundation of mountaineering Stories on glacier pilots who could land planes in white out conditions by knowing to turn left after a minute turn right again after another minute because they were so inured to the route they were traveling This is about the vagabonds and street fighters who climb perilous mountains in Tibet without permits and hide in the tall grasses when they hear cattle bells going by This is about a boy s desire to summit Devil s Thumb and 18 years later trying to master that picture he d traced so many times on pg 147If you are not into the outdoors then this book will probably not impress you If you believe that people who climb mountains are narcissistic selfish knobs who are only concerned about themselves see above then this is not for you If you are married to a man who regales you with stories of men standing in circles around campfires and then waking to bears hours later in the darkthen you might appreciate this man s experiencesIf you live in Colorado and know where Pearl Street is in Boulder and have felt the pull than you may relate to this man s story If you have been to Europe and had to fend off a loved one s near manic obsession with parasailing then you should read this book John Menlove Edwards wrote the following taken from him short story Letter From A ManSo as you would imagine I grew up exuberant in body but with a nervy craving mind It was wanting something something tangible It sought for reality intesnely always if it were not thereBut you see at once what I do I climbKrakauer had a choice at the age of 8go to Seattle and visit the Space Needle or go to the South Sister in Oregon and attempt his first summit Glad he might the right choice


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    Jon Krakauer Ý 3 review read & download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jon Krakauer read & download Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains In a previous book I had read by Krakauer Into Thin Air about mountain climbing there was a uote that has stuck with me One of the Everest mountaineers who chose not to try and help a climber who subseuently died from being left behind said this to justify his actionsThere is no morality above 26000 feet I had one foray into mountain climbing It was 1998 and myself and two friends Kevin and Lacey were going to

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    read online Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains By Jon Krakauer – Book, Kindle ePUB or TXT read & download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jon Krakauer Although I enjoyed this collection immensely the writing wasn't Krakauer's strongest in fact I'd label it his we

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    read online Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains By Jon Krakauer – Book, Kindle ePUB or TXT What a page turner And also the perfect book to drag along rock climbing or on a hike which is what I did I sat on a boulder and devoured this book until it was my turn to climb or belay Krakauer’s narrative style is simple and straight forward but still evocative in its description of nature because he doesn’t add anything superfluous

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    read online Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains By Jon Krakauer – Book, Kindle ePUB or TXT Indeed Jon Krakauer is the master of the literature of AdventureI always hated literature They are always boring But Jon has his way in literature It is completely impossible for me to write so many worlds about a mountain A mountain is a mountain for me But for Jon it is like a book of worlds I am damn sure that make him walk a tiny hill in the outskirts of your town and he could write a book about it That to

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  • Paperback
  • 186
  • Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains
  • Jon Krakauer
  • English
  • 04 November 2018
  • 9780385488181