On the Ridge Between Life and Death by David Roberts audiobook

On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined

By David Roberts

Brilliance Audio 9780743255196

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/16/2020

    ISBN: 9781799727248

  • Available on 06/16/2020

    ISBN: 9781799727248

Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death, David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating highs and desperate lows of his climbing career. By the time he was twenty-two, Roberts had already been involved in three fatal mountain climbing accidents and had escaped death himself by the sheerest of luck. And yet, as he acknowledges, few things have brought him more joy than climbing.

In a famous essay on the subject written more than twenty years ago, Roberts judged climbing to be "worth the risk." He continues to climb to this day, and several of his challenging routes in Alaska have never been climbed since. But in reassessing the emotional costs to himself and to loved ones, he reaches a different conclusion, one that is sure to cause controversy not only in climbing circles, but among adventurers of all kinds. Candid and unflinching, On the Ridge Between Life and Death is a compelling examination of the risks we take in order to feel more alive.

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Author Bio: David Roberts

Author Bio: David Roberts

David Roberts is the author of over twenty-five previous books on topics ranging from mountain climbing to adventure to Native Americans and the American West. He has written for numerous publications, including the Atlantic, Smithsonian, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and others. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English