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Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
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Sep 21, 2009

really liked it

This book is beautifully written, and takes you into the lives of extreme mountain climbing. The author will take you to see the fearless glacier pilots of Alaska, the chic French sport town of Chamonix, the blizzard-scoured West Buttress of Denali, the steep slopes of K2, the frozen waterfalls of Valdez, the sheer north face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and then take you along on a solo attempt up the unclimbed north face of the Devils Thumb in Alaska. The people who are obsessed with climbing these mountains are obviously both amazingly talented, and just flat crazy.
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