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3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
At the outset of a solo climb up Alaska's Mount Hess, veteran mountaineer Fletcher had been warned never to underestimate the grizzly, because "they are mean, they are natural killers, and above all, they can think." In this incredible true-life adventure, Fletcher recounts with breathtaking vividness his battle with a giant grizzly bear that stalked, hunted, frequently ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 21st 2003 by Da Capo Press (first published 2002)
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Nov 08, 2014 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: nature
Well... this a story about a man who gets lost on a solo climb in Alaska. Accidentally kills a bear cub in a white out snow flurry, and is hunted by the cubs mother for most of his journey. I personally think he made the story up. And also I have read a lot about bears... and I seriously doubt a mother bear would let her cub roam around alone during a white out. The mother would have been snuggled up with her cub in a safe place. Or close enough that when this guy "accidentally" killed it, she ...more
Jan 29, 2012 Kirsten rated it liked it
The story is fascinating, I will give the author that! But never having climbed, the constant use of mountaineering terms came across as very unreadable. The glossary at the back helped, but trying to keep the terms straight in my head was very tiresome. If you're a climber, though, you might find it considerably more interesting! Also, I felt like the author got into the bear's head a little too much. I do tend to anthropomorphize, but this one took it a bit too far even for me.
Mar 14, 2011 Steve rated it did not like it
My wife and I like to read survival stories, in particular stories involving bears and this story just did not roll off the pages well. It seemed contrived, even to the point that I doubt it's authenticity as a true story.
Oct 27, 2012 Jeremiah rated it really liked it
Great book, Amie got this for me and it was right up my alley. Unbelievable story.
Hayden Markowski
Dec 12, 2011 Hayden Markowski rated it did not like it
Hayden Markowski
Word count: 318

Hunted written by David Fletcher describes the chilling story of a fierce battle between man and beast. With a backdrop of the Alaskan mountains, this book hints at the perfect setting for an amazing story of survival and inner strength that is tested time and time again. After a bear cub is mistakenly killed the mother takes it’s revenge and goes after David. While David struggles in this fierce battle of life and death, he feels that even though
Jun 01, 2016 Nicholas rated it really liked it
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In the book “The Hunted” David Fletcher is a mountain man who spends his time in many different mountain ranges. He now lives in Kingston-Upon-Hull with his family. One of the mountains he has explored is the Hayes Mountains in Alaska which is the one of the largest mountain in the United States area. He was the only one that went on the trip leaving his family behind. He soon realizes that he is being hunted down by a 10 foot 1200 pound gri
No question, this is an epic tale. The story itself easily deserves 5 stars. The only problem I have is the execution of it.

I expected it to entail more action, and involve the bear significantly more, but ultimately the bear took up less than 1/5th of the book, so the book jacket is rather misleading. There's intense scenes, don't get me wrong, but it's continuously broken up by 40 pages of Mr. Fletcher going into detail about glaciers and positioning his rope at the right angle to climb some c
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Sep 15, 2015 Darius Nabors. rated it did not like it
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Neil Cameron
Jan 07, 2013 Neil Cameron rated it did not like it
Hunted is terrible, a badly written cimbing story with the bear added to dress it up, Its write up and the story line sounded like a great read, but I found it so far fetched it was far from enjoyable.

Even with my basic climbing knowledge I could pick holes right through this story, which is claimed to be true, Can you imagine an experienced climber making camp inside a crevasse on an unstable glacier, right after a section of this glacier as the writter puts it "suddenly explodes" just missing
Tim Painter
May 16, 2008 Tim Painter rated it really liked it
Shelves: real-life, survival
This is one incredible tale, mostly because it is true or at least the author says it is.

A man sets off into the Alaskan wild by himself to climb a mountain. He stumbles upon a bear cub who is alone and ends up killing the cub to save himself. The mother bear then comes after him with a vengeance. I won't give away the ending, the story is incredible though, better than fiction.
Feb 19, 2008 Maria rated it really liked it
Ture story of a bear who hunts a man after killing her cub, keeps you on the tip of your seat but not for everyone.
Matthew Tate
May 22, 2016 Matthew Tate rated it liked it
decent. I would recommend that the readers check out the glossary in the back of the book containing the mountain climber vocab.
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