Voices from the summit: the world's great mountaineers on the future of climbing
Adventure Press, National Geographic, in association with the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, Nov 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
The National Geographic Society teams up with the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture to assemble a superstar tribute to the art of mountaineering, featuring legends as Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, and David Breashears. Thirty-two living icons from around the world weigh in on 11 topics crucial to the future of mountain climbing, from Himalayan climbing and the ethics of adventuring to ice climbing and rock climbing. Photos.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
An interesting anthology of climbing stories. Focussed more on mountaineering (esp. Himalayan mountaineering) but rock and ice climbing are also represented. It's a big book with a ton of excellent B&W photography in it - has a bit of a "coffee table" feel to it as a result, but still a very good read.
Voices from the summit: the world's greatest mountaineers on the future of climbingUser Review - Book Verdict
Two veteran mountaineers, McDonald and Amatt bring their experience and knowledge to bear on this fascinating compilation of 32 essays by leaders in the world of mountain climbing. This beautiful, oversized volume has been produced by the National Geographic Society to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film FestivalDan annual event that includes discussion panels and talks on the current state and future of mountain climbing. Some essayists are well known to general readers, e.g., Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to make a successful ascent of Mount Everest. Other essayists are only famous in the world of climbers, but their energy and sense of adventure will speak to all readers. Covering mountain, ice, and rock climbing and the changes in technique and approach that have taken place in the last 50 years, these essays will charm armchair travelers, both beginning and advanced climbers, and anyone who relishes the challenge of the unknown. In addition, they are accompanied by stunning black-and-white photographs of mountain climbers holding an item that symbolizes their climbing experience. Recommended for general travel collections.DOlga B. Wise, Compaq Computer Corp., Austin, TX ...
Himalayan ClimbingA Historical Perspective
Himalayan Climbing High Achievers
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