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The Ledge free pdf The authors bring extreme climbing to life. . . . Perhaps no author can rationalize why some choose to risk their lives . . . for the thrill of conquering a mountain. "The Ledge" comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time. "The Denver Post" In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood atop Washington s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate mountaineers. Then their triumph turned tragic when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse the pitch-black, ice-walled hell of every climber s nightmares. An avid adventurer since youth, Davidson was a seasoned climber at the time of the Rainier ascent. But the harrowing free fall left him challenged by nature s grandeur at its most unforgiving. Trapped on a narrow frozen shelf, deep below daylight, he desperately battled crumbling ice, snow that threatened to bury him alive, and crippling fear of the inescapable chasm below all the while struggling to save his fatally injured friend. Finally, alone, with little equipment and rapidly dwindling hope, he confronted a fateful choice: the certainty of a slow, lonely death or the near impossibility of an agonizing climb for life. A story of heart-stopping adventure, heartfelt friendship, fleeting mortality, and implacable nature, "The Ledge" chronicles the elation and grief, dizzying heights and punishing depths, of a journey to hard-won wisdom. Plunges readers into a dark, icy chasm from which escape seems impossible. Then it reveals the strength it takes to look up, and to start climbing. Jim Sheeler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the National Book Award finalist "Final Salute" How [Davidson] rescued himself is the core of "The Ledge, "and its most gripping part. The physical effort and will involved are astonishing. " The Plain Dealer" " " A moving portrait of friendship and loss. " The Wall Street Journal""

About Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer. He has brought inspiration to corporate audiences and associations across the United States and overseas through his professional business, Speaking of Adventure. Davidson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his two adventurous kids and his very tolerant wife. Kevin Vaughan is a versatile reporter and writer at "The Denver Post." In 2008, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He wrote a five-part series, The Crevasse, which delved into the accident on Mount Rainier that took the life of Mike Price and changed Jim Davidson forever. Vaughan lives in the Denver area with his wife and three children. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : Jim Davidson
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Data Published : 01 January 2013
ISBN : 0345523202
EAN : 9780345523204
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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