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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more 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 experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In ...

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    • Title: Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
    • Print ISBN: 9781599216102, 1599216108
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    • Edition: 2009
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