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Book by Todhunter Andrew
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Explores the death-defying world of rock climbing through the lives of world-class climber Dan Osman and his fellow sportsmen, who give up the nine-to-five world to face unthinkable challenges to their strength, patience, and survival.Nota de la solapa:
le attempting a new route on a difficult overhanging rock face, climber Dan Osman fell. Again and again, protected by the rope, he fell. He decided then that it would not be in climbing but in falling that he would embrace his fear--bathe in it, as he says, and move beyond it.
A captivating exploration of the daredevil world of rock climbing, as well as a thoughtful meditation on the role of risk and fear in the author's own life.
In the tradition of the wildly popular man-versus-nature genre that has launched several bestsellers, Andrew Todhunter follows the lives of world-class climber Dan Osman and his coterie of friends as he explores the extremes of risk on the unyielding surface of the rock.
Climbing sheer rock faces of hundreds or thousands of feet is more a religion than a sport, demanding dedication, patience, mental and physical strength, grace, and a kind of obsession with detail that is crucial just to survive. Its artists are modern-day ascetics who
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Buchbeschreibung Doubleday, 1998. Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. Prompt shipment, with tracking.Literature & Fiction. Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Artikel-Nr. ware24bb1708