Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - On the Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts

What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both--and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both--and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death , David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating highs and desperate lows of his climbing career. By the time he was twenty-two, Roberts had already been involved in three fatal mountain climbing accidents and had escaped death himself by the sheerest of luck. And yet, as he acknowledges, few things have brought him more joy than climbing. In a famous essay on the subject written more than twenty years ago, Roberts judged climbing to be "worth the risk." He continues to climb to this day, and several of his challenging routes in Alaska have never been climbed since. But in reassessing the emotional costs to himself and to loved ones, he reaches a different conclusion, one that is sure to cause controversy not only in climbing circles, but among adventurers of all kinds. Candid and unflinching, On the Ridge Between Life and Death is a compelling examination of the risks we take in order to feel more alive.

Buy On the Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780743255196
ISBN-10: 0743255194
Format: Paperback
(207mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - On the Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts

Book Reviews - On the Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about On the Ridge Between Life and Death book by David Roberts and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By David Roberts

Bolds on Holiday by David Roberts
Paperback, July 2017
$13.49
Little Red by David Roberts
Paperback, June 2017
$13.34