Epic (Paperback)

Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks (Adrenaline)

By Clint Willis (Editor)

Da Capo Press, 9781560251545, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Analog Audio Cassette (12/1/1999)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2009)
Compact Disc (8/1/2009)

List Price: 18.99*
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Epic is a mountaineering term that evokes a sense of treacherous disaster — the climb that went wrong; fighting blinding snowstorms and horrific avalanches; days spent tentbound, running low on food, water, and oxygen; surviving broken bones and shattered spirits. Editor Clint Willis has gathered the most exciting climbing literature of the modern age into one cliff-hanging volume with 15 memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the world's worst possible conditions. Authors include Jon Krakauer, Greg Child, David Roberts, Alfred Lansing, and others.