The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount RainierCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 142mm x 165mm x 28mm | 227g
- Publication date: 26 July 2011
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1452602743
- ISBN 13: 9781452602745
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 1,439,655
On June 21, 1992, two best friends summited Mount Rainier. Within hours, their exquisite accomplishment would be overshadowed by tragedy. On their descent, Jim Davidson fell through an ice bridge on Rainier's northeast flank, plunging eighty feet into a narrow crevasse inside the Emmons Glacier and dragging Mike Price in after him. Mike fell to his death; Jim, badly injured and armed with minimal gear, faced an almost impossible climb back out of the crevasse, up a nearly vertical ice wall. Mourning his friend's death, he miraculously climbed out of the crevasse and lived to relate his experiences. Told in parallel narratives of the tragedy and the climbers' lives, "The Ledge" is both a riveting, wrenching story and an inspirational adventure tale.
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Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer who has been on expeditions around the world and has spoken to over 30,000 people through his professional speaking business, Speaking of Adventure. Kevin Vaughan, a staff writer at the "Denver Post," was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer who has been on expeditions around the world and has spoken to over 30,000 people through his professional speaking business, Speaking of Adventure.
"Davidson and journalist Vaughn have crafted a modern Aristotelian tragedy." ---Publishers Weekly