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Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
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Sep 02, 12

bookshelves: not-worth-reading, non-fiction
Recommended for: Climbers
Read from July 17 to 24, 2012

Eventually gave up on this book. I was really only interested in reading this as I have pretty much read all of Krakauer's work and I have immensely enjoyed them. Unfortunately for me, I just felt no connection between these pieces and myself. Like other says, you really have to know climbing to get why some of these pieces matter. He offers an interesting insight into the climbing world, however without being able to provide the depth that he can in his traditional books something is always lacking in the stories. Obviously if you were reading the articles in a magazine (a climbing magazine for instance) then they will probably be informative but if you want to read about mountaineering & Jon Krakauer reading Into Thin Air. It provides more depth and vision about the realities of climbing that I think all of these articles put together ever could.
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