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Thin Air by Greg Child
Book DescriptionAbove an eerie realm of endless snow covered spires . . . Each step appears increasingly impossible. Disorientation and fatigue make the climber's head swim and the body threaten to collapse. For Greg Child it happened at 8,000 meters on an all-out alpine-style climb marked by tragic loss.In this spellbinding chronicle, Greg Child takes us step by nerve-shattering step through the world's most remote regions - as he cracks the "death zone" above 26,000 feet, and attacks "by fair means" the world's most perilous pinnacles.From Child's assault on Gasherbrum IV to a season of tragedy and carnage on K2, "Thin Air" is more than one man's story - it is an intimate portrait of mountains and those who climb them: what bonds clients together and what separates them, and what the mountains teach us all about life -- and death . . .
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780898865882
(210mm x 149mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Mountaineers Books
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Greg Child
Climbing Free, Paperback (May 2003)
The legendary rock climber who redefined the boundaries of her sport tells her story.
Postcards from the Ledge, Paperback (August 2000)
Selections of the best writing from elite mountaineer Greg Child.
Mixed Emotions, Paperback (October 1993)
Greg Child recalls the events and people that have shaped his climbing career in this collection of stories and essays.
Over the Edge, Paperback» View all books by Greg Child
Originally published: New York: Villard Books, c2002.
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