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But there are other angles as well. Tucked in the middle of High is a gem told by an Everest widow, Maria Coffey, who traveled to the base of the mountain that took her husband and his partner: "I could pick out the ridge where Joe and Pete were last seen. The image blurred, tears were washing down my face and collecting in the jacket collar pulled tightly around my chin." In a collection of writing that soars it is a moving--and grounding--reminder of mountaineering's risks. --Tipton Blish
Some amazing stories in this book. They will have you on the edge of your seat. Particularly, if you've watched the movie "K2" or "Into Thin Air" and other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeanne M. Williams Malley
Another tale collecting tour de force by Clint Willis who again invites we armchair mountaineers to join him and his pals in some positively hair raising expeditions.Published 18 months ago by Christina McCann
These arent short stories, they are excerpts from full books about Everest and K2.
If I had known that I would have skipped it. Read more
You don't have to be a climber to appreciate this book. You will almost certainly question the sanity of some of the individuals and teams in the assembled stories, but at the same... Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by Ilya Grigorik
This is a classic. Well told stories of the difficulties encountered climbing Everest and K2. The machismo seems to have been left far below the altitudes these climbers struggle... Read morePublished on January 27, 2005 by W. N.
Like all of you who read this review,you're Everest junkies who probably won't even get near this mountain, but are hooked on all books about it. Read morePublished on March 6, 2002 by Movie Fan
I ready Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" before this book. I was mezmorised and enthralled by that book. Read morePublished on June 25, 2000