The Quotable Climber

The Quotable Climber : Literary, Humorous, Inspirational and Fearful Moments in Climbing

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Literary, humorous, inspirational, and fearful moments in climbing. In The Quotable Climber, one of our pre-eminent adventure writers has collected some the most fascinating, evocative, and humorous comments on the subject of climbing. Derived from hundreds of books, as well as magazines, journals, the Internet, and even remembered lectures, these entries proffer one-of-a-kind insights into the romanticism, motivation, and discipline of mountaineering. In these pages, you will find pithy sayings from the best writers in the field such as: Marc Batard, Fred Beckey, David Breshears, Frederick Cook, William O. Douglas, Sir Edmund Hillary, Ernest Hemingway, Diana Hunter, Jon Krakauer, George Leigh Mallory, John Muir, Wilfred Noyce, Chuck Pratt, Gaston Rebuffat, Eric Shipton, Junko Tabei, Naomi Uemura, Barbara Washburn With selections that explore the tragedies and triumphs as well as acts of profound will and sacrifice, The Quotable Climber is truly a book that will both inspire and enlighten.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 150.9 x 176.3 x 18.8mm | 281.23g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w photographs
  • 1585745421
  • 9781585745425
  • 2,388,608

About Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman has forged on international reputation as a climber, adventurer, writer, and photographer. His books include Surviving Denali, High Alaska, Kayaking the Vermilion Sea, In the Shadow of Denali, and A Most Hostile Mountain. When he is not engaged in an expedition somewhere around the world, he calls Colorado home.show more

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"The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun." - Alex Lowe; "To climb up rocks is like all the rest of your life, only simpler and safer." - Charles E. Montague; "There are only three sports - mountain climbing, bullfighting, and motor racing - all the rest are games." - Ernest Hemingwayshow more

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