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Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and MountainsAiling then you should read this book John Menlove Edwards wrote the following Taken From Him Short from him short Letter From A ManSo as you would imagine I grew p exuberant in body but with a nervy craving mind It was wanting something something tangible It sought for reality intesnely always if it were not thereBut you see at once what I do I climbKrakauer had a choice at the age of 8go to Seattle and visit the Space Needle or go to the South Sister in Oregon and attempt his first summit Glad he might the right choice Despite having been to Mt Everest base camp on the Tibetan side I m an armchair mountain climber I enjoyed seeing the mountain and taking pictures but was ite happy to get back to the hotel and climb into my warm bed However I love stories about mountain climbing and what people will do to get to the top I admire their perseverance and courage I watched the movie Free Solo two times And I marvel over the dangers they face and sometimes the sheer stupidity like going on a climb without being prepared Then there s the heartbreak over the deathsThis is a series of magazine articles Krakauer wrote for Outside the Smithsonian and others and they were all written in the late 1980s so it s a bit dated but it was still a good read and gave some insight into the climber s mindset This is a wonderful collection of essays about mountain climbing I greatly enjoyed Krakauer s book Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster and Eiger Dreams is just as good Each chapter is an essay on some facet of mountain climbing The first chapter is about climbing the Eiger Other chapters are about climbing Mount Blanc and K2 Another chapter is about bouldering and another is about the experiences of a bush pilot in Alaska transporting mountain climbers to a glacier at the base of Mount McKinley One chapter is about ice climbing while another describes the experience of living in a tent for days on end while a storm makes it impossible to get outA small stream of dry humor runs throughout the book You have to have a sense of humor to engage in some of these dangerous sometimes mind numbing activities One chapter describes how a team of doctors spend their summers on the slopes of Mt McKinley They study the effects of sickness and has saved numerous lives All on their own dime Krakauer asked one the doctors why they volunteered to spend their summers toiling in such a godforsaken place Well he explained as he stood shivering in a blizzard reeling from nausea and a blinding headache while attempting to repair a broken radio antenna It s sort of like #having fun only differentWhile describing the heavy human toll among climbers of K2 a troubling estion gets asked Should a civilized #fun only differentWhile describing the heavy human toll among climbers of K2 a troubling estion gets asked Should a civilized continue to condone much less celebrate an activity in which there appears to be a growing acceptance of death as a likely outcome During one summer one out of five climbers who attempted the mountain did not come back aliveWhen Krakauer told Coloradans that he intended to climb the Devil s Thumb in Alaska solo they thought he had been smoking too much pot they thought it was a monumentally bad idea But when he told Alaskans they hardly reacted at all They just wondered how much money there was in climbing such a mountainI am not a climber but I find that Krakauer s writing style is ridiculously engaging He puts you the reader right there on the mountain and lets you know how it feels For a collection of non fiction essays this book is a real page turner Highly recommended. Al fraternity of daredevils athletes and misfits stretching the limits of the possibleFrom the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent to the thunderous suffocating terror of a white out on Mount McKinley Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives sudden deaths and incredible victories This is a stirring vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursui.

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Indeed Jon Krakauer is the master of the literature of AdventureI always hated literature They are always boring But Jon has his way in literature It is completely impossible for me to write so many worlds about a mountain A mountain is a mountain for me But for Jon it is like a book of worlds I am damn sure that make him walk a tiny hill in the outskirts of your town and he could write a book about it That too very interesting one Hats off to himAbout this book The description of the book claims to reveal answer for the most significant estion why would a normal want to do this stuff stuff uestion why would a normal want to do this adventure stuff myself several times wondered the same Why would anyone want to do something so dangerous so life threatening which doesn t earn a penny So that is why I picked p this book But the book doesn t give you the answerIf I am not wrong if I haven t missed the story th After Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air made him writer famous his publisher started pushing this essay collection originally published in 1990 for readers who couldn "t get enough of Krakauer s tales of mountains and the people who attempt to climb them However a "get enough of Krakauer s tales of mountains and the people who attempt to climb them However a of those readers like me were probably somewhat let down by this early effort which consists largely of pieces Krakauer wrote for Outside magazine The articles describing various mountains and mountain towns were educational but not exactly riveting and the profiles of well known climbers were not ninteresting exactly but left me with a distinct why am I reading this feeling The one humor piece about how to survive in your tent for days as a blizzard rages outside made it clear that while Krakauer might be a funny guy in person he is no humor writer and I think the topics he s chosen to write his books on bear this out This collection only really came alive for the last two essays which not coincidentally are the two most reminiscent of Into Thin Air One was an account of the horrific 1986 summer on K2 when 13 people died than had died on the peak in the past 84 years combined Reading about the nightmarish conditions the climbers faced was absolutely riveting although I felt guilty for deriving reading pleasure from their horrendous misfortunes and at times was so disturbed I wondered if I d have to hide the bookThe final essay and the only one written especially for this book was a memoir like rendering of the time when Krakauer as a 23 year old abandoned his dead end job and took off alone for Alaska with the brazen certainty that he was going to scale the Devil s Thumb via its most difficult route and that doing so would change his life This engaging suspenseful piece made me hope that someday Krakauer will grace Their Reluctant Submissive (Knights in Black Leather, us with a full length memoir of his various adventures and their sometimes serious fallout So would I recommend Eiger Dreams Well not really While I m very glad I read the final two essays I would say that on the whole this book is probably just for climbers and Krakauer completists Everyone else would be better off reading Into the Wild and Into Thin Air instead In a previous book I had read by Krakauer Into Thin Air about mountain climbing there was aote that has stuck with me One of the Everest mountaineers who chose not to try and help a climber who subseuently died from being left behind said this to justify his actionsThere is no morality above 26000 feet I had one foray into mountain climbing It was 1998 and myself and two friends Kevin and Lacey were going to attempt the 14er called Longs Peak Out of all of the 14000 foot peaks. No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships brilliantly than Jon Krakauer In this collection of his finest essays and reporting Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb In Pakistan the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most exp.


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    Pdf Download [Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains] ð Jon Krakauer Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Jon Krakauer Love Krakauer These essays are somewhat dated but still interesting and delivered in his inimitable style The was the last book fo his I had not already read and while it ranks near the bottom as far as favorites because of the datedness and form I'm glad I read it and I hope he is working on his next

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    Read Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains Jon Krakauer µ 2 Review Read & download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Jon Krakauer Although I enjoyed this collection immensely the writing wasn't Krakauer's strongest in fact I'd label it his weakest effort to date when compared with Into the Wild and Into Thin Air With the exception of the last piece Devil's Thumb the book was composed entirely of clipped magazine articles And it showed Complaints aside however the book was wonderful and showed a humanity that I haven't often found in ot

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