Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow
By (author) Maria Coffey
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Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow by Maria Coffey
Book DescriptionDrawing on interviews with many leading mountaineers or their survivors, Coffey goes beyond the typical climbing book to question the reasons why climbers risk their lives. The result is a powerful, affecting book that strips the romance from adventure and returns it to the human realm: the parents, spouses, children, and partners of climbers who until now have maintained their code of silence. Interviewees include Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs and others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312339012
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Griffin Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Climbers who court danger in the world's highest places risk far more than just their own skins. The author recounts climbers' stories of near-death experiences, and gives a voice to the families and loved ones of Chris Bonnington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev and Alex Lowe, amongst many other famous names.
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Author Biography - Maria Coffey
Maria Coffey is the author and co-author of ten books, including "Fragile Edge," an account of her relationship with the mountaineer Joe Tasker and his death on Everest. She lives with her husband Dag Goering on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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