On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined (Hardcover)
A Climbing Life Reexamined
Simon & Schuster, 9780743255189, 432pp.
Publication Date: September 2, 2005
Praise For On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined…
"Nobody alive writes better about mountaineering and its peculiar adherents than David Roberts, my mentor and friend of thirty-some years, and this is Professor Roberts's magnum opus. Told with wrenching candor, On the Ridge Between Life and Death may disturb you, or even make you angry, but you will not be able to put it aside."
-- Jon Krakauer, author of Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith and Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
"David Roberts has crafted a work of staggering introspection, taking responsibility for his passion of bleeding-edge mountaineering. His probing honesty and penitent perspective have caused me to reevaluate the risk-reward balance of my own passion."
-- Aron Ralston, author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place
"On the Ridge Between Life and Death presents the challenges, risks, and rewards of climbing in an honest and balanced light. In a brutally honest voice, Roberts seeks to answer the question of why we choose dangerous adventures."
-- Conrad Anker, coauthor of The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest
"The most extraordinary climbing memoir I have read. The eternally damnable question -- why climb, and is it worth the risk? -- is at the forefront of Roberts's personal investigation. His answers may trouble, and inform, all climbers."
-- Greg Child, author of Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia