Mountaineering book set includes classic novels in the mountaineering world that offers a compelling read for any adventurous soul. Custom jackets depict a silhouette of an alpine climber against snowy peaks. A library essential for the fearless intrepid in your life.
Set includes the famous non-fiction best seller Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (same author of Into The Wild). It describes author´s personal experience during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which 8 climbers were killed by a storm including the lead guide Rob Hall. It was the third highest recorded number of deaths on the mountain in a day. Krakauer, a journalist with Outside magazine, writes with vivid honesty. “A triumph of desire over sensibility. . . The plain truth is that I knew better but went to Everest anyway. And in doing so I was a party to the death of good people.”
The other titles in the Mountaineering book set include Hermann Buhl: Climbing without Compromise, My Old Man and the Mountain, A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, Everest: The West Ridge, The Mountain: My Time on Everest, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains, Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston.