The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for The Ledge "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" meets "Into the Void" in this harrowing account of a terrible mountaineering accident and one man's amazing escape from a hellish fall--a second-by-second retelling of tragedy, survival, and renewal.
- Published: 26 July 2011
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9781452652740 ISBN 10: 1452652740
- Sales rank: 1,625,983
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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.