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Eiger Dreams No One Writes About Mountaineering And Its Attendant Victories And Hardships Brilliantly Than Jon Krakauer In This Collection Of His Finest Essays And Reporting, Krakauer Writes Of Mountains From The Memorable Perspective Of One Who Has Himself Struggled With Solo Madness To Scale Alaska S Notorious Devils Thumb In Pakistan, The Fearsome K2 Kills Thirteen Of The World S Most Experienced Mountain Climbers In One Horrific Summer In Valdez, Alaska, Two Men Scale A Frozen Waterfall Over A Four Hundred Foot Drop In France, A Hip International Crowd Of Rock Climbers, Bungee Jumpers, And Paragliders Figure Out New Ways To Risk Their Lives On The Towering Peaks Of Mont Blanc Why Do They Do It How Do They Do It In This Extraordinary Book, Krakauer Presents An Unusual Fraternity Of Daredevils, Athletes, And Misfits Stretching The Limits Of The Possible.From The Paranoid Confines Of A Snowbound Tent, To The Thunderous, Suffocating Terror Of A White Out On Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams Spins Tales Of Driven Lives, Sudden Deaths, And Incredible Victories This Is A Stirring, Vivid Book About One Of The Most Compelling And Dangerous Of All Human Pursuits.


10 thoughts on “Eiger Dreams

  1. says:

    Before the recognition he received for Into the Wild and Into the Mist, Jon Krakauer was a serious outdoors type, writing about other serious outdoors types In this collection of essays, Krakauer relates several stories of his personal adventures, one about a youthful, and maybe foolish venture to a particularly difficult climb in Alaska, another about his attempt at Eiger And these are quite good But I most enjoy Krakauer when he writes about the Damon Runyon


  2. says:

    I came to each of Krakauer s works independently I read Into the Wild first on a recommendation, and years later I read Into Thin Air because someone told me it would be a good insight into the effects of altitude as I prepared to climb Kilimanjaro, a mild but high peak Finally, I found this collection of essays and realized that somehow I d read the final essay somewhere before, once I can understand why some people think that Krakauer is a selfish bastard at times,


  3. says:

    This is a wonderful collection of essays about mountain climbing I greatly enjoyed Krakauer s book, Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, and Eiger Dreams is just as good Each chapter is an essay on some facet of mountain climbing The first chapter is about climbing the Eiger Other chapters are about climbing Mount Blanc and K2 Another chapter is about bouldering, and another is about the experiences of a bush pilot in Alaska, transporting mountai


  4. says:

    Love Krakauer These essays are somewhat dated, but still interesting and delivered in his inimitable style The was the last book fo his I had not already read, and while it ranks near the bottom as far as favorites because of the datedness and form, I m glad I r...


  5. says:

    In a previous book I had read by Krakauer Into Thin Air about mountain climbing there was a quote that has stuck with me One of the Everest mountaineers who chose not to try and help a climber who subsequently died from being left behind said this to justify his actions There is no morality above 26,000 feet I had one foray into mountain climbing It was 1998 and myself and two friends, Kevin and Lacey, were going to attempt the 14er called Longs Peak Out of all of the 14,000 foot In a


  6. says:

    Although I enjoyed this collection immensely, the writing wasn t Krakauer s strongest in fact, I d label it his weakest effort to date when compared with Into the Wild and Into Thin Air With the exception of the last piece, Devil s Thumb, the book was composed entirely of clipped magazine articles And it showed Complaints aside, however, the book was wonderful and showed a humanity ...


  7. says:

    After Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air made him writer famous, his publisher started pushing this essay collection, originally published in 1990, for readers who couldn t get enough of Krakauer s tales of mountains and the people who attempt to climb them However, a lot of those readers, like me, were probably somewhat let down by this early effort, which consists largely of pieces Krakauer wrote for Outside magazine The articles describing various mountains and mountain towns were educational, After


  8. says:

    Indeed, Jon Krakauer is the master of the literature of AdventureI always hated literature They are always boring But Jon has his way in literature It is completely impossible for me to write so many worlds about a mountain A mountain is a mountain for me But for Jon, it islike a book of worlds I am damn sure that make him walk a tiny hill, in the outskirts of your town and he could write a book about it That too, very interesting one Hats off to him.About this book The descrip Indeed, Jon Krakauer is


  9. says:

    I read Eiger Dreams many years after Into Thin Air, which detailed the tragedy on Everest in 1996 Eiger Dreams is a compendium of magazine articles Krakauer wrote in the 80s I always wondered how Krakauer could be such a selfish, cowardly, and ultimately detestable human being, as he admits being near the summit of Everest, as he cowers safely in his tent after his own successful summiting, while others freeze to death in a blizzard on the mountaintop.Well, now I know Krakauer has always been I read Eiger Dr


  10. says:

    What a page turner And also the perfect book to drag along rock climbing or on a hike, which is what I did I sat on a boulder and devoured this book until it was my turn to climb or belay Krakauer s narrative style is simple and straight forward but still evocative in its description of nature because he doesn ...


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