The Ledge

The Ledge

An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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"In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington's Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse--the pitch-black, ice-walled hell that every climber's nightmares are made of. At once a heart-stopping adventure story, a heartfelt memoir of friendship, and a stirring meditation on fleeting mortality and immutable nature, The Ledge chronicles one man's transforming odyssey from the dizzying heights of elation and awe to the punishing depths of grief and hard-won wisdom. This book's visceral, lyrical prose sings the praises of the physical world's wonders, while searching the souls of those willing, for better or worse, to fully embrace it."--from publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0345523199 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780345523198 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: 796.522097 DAV
Characteristics: xii, 268 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Vaughan, Kevin


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