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Clawing for the Stars: A Solo Climber in the Highest Andes Hardcover – March 6, 2014
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The opening of this book is strong. The author's talent for description helps the readers feel that they are on the plane as it takes off. Appeals to the senses are well done throughout, and the writing is solid. The author mentions that he has never written a book before, but he has natural storytelling abilities and strong writing skills. This is a fascinating, well-written account that draws readers in, enabling them to feel that they are experiencing the Andes with the author.
--Abbott Press Editorial Assessment
The author has navigated Andean super-peaks again and again to discover anew the extreme challenges of high-altitude climbing alone in the deserted mountain vastness of the Andes. Linked to the author's website, which features many of his pictures from his various journeys, the book stands on its own as a tribute to the author's life of solitary adventure and individual courage.
An often riveting account that details the interior life of the solo mountaineer as well as his adventures scaling some of the highest and most treacherous peaks in the world.
From the Author
The author has pioneered a unique pairing of his book with his website (bobvillarreal.com) and calls it "Read And View: A New And Exciting Way To Enjoy A Book." Copyrighted © 2013. Read the book and visit the website. The content in both brings each chapter to life and conveys the sense of actually accompanying the author on each climb.
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