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Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and Survival
By Cecil Kuhne (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 8, 2008
Pages 496
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307279354
ISBN-10 0307279359
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below…he was sliding and bouncing down. He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing. There wasn't a chance of his stopping for 4,000 feet.”—From David Robert's The Mountain of My FearIn these thrillingly true tales of narrow brushes with death, Cecil Kuhne has amassed a wide range of stories that show the awesome power of the mountains. Spanning five continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley in the dead of the winter, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and beyond, this is a pulse-pounding collection of disaster and survival at the top of the world. Also featuring:• Joe Simpson's Touching the Void—An inspiring story of a climber who topples into a icy crevasse and, though crippled, starving and frostbitten, still manages to crawl to rescue. • Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams—Reaching the limits of his own climbing skills, the author makes a crucial decision whether to brave the treacherous higher altitudes or return to base.• Nando Parrado's Miracle in the Andes—The stunning first-person account of a Peruvian rugby team's airplane crash in the Chilean Andes and their harrowing journey down the mountain for help.

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9780307279354 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00
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