By Cecil Kuhne
“He wrapped the rope round his physique, obtained able to rappel and leaned again. status approximately 5 toes from him, I heard a pointy scraping, unexpectedly Ed used to be flying. i'll see him fall, wordless, fifty ft unfastened, then strike the steep ice below…he was once sliding and bouncing down. He handed out of sight, yet I heard his physique bouncing. There wasn't an opportunity of his preventing for 4,000 feet.”—From David Robert's The Mountain of My FearIn those thrillingly precise stories of slim brushes with demise, Cecil Kuhne has accrued a variety of tales that convey the impressive energy of the mountains. Spanning 5 continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley within the useless of the wintry weather, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and past, this can be a pulse-pounding selection of catastrophe and survival on the best of the area. additionally featuring:• Joe Simpson's Touching the Void—An inspiring tale of a climber who topples right into a icy crevasse and, notwithstanding crippled, ravenous and frostbitten, nonetheless manages to move slowly to rescue. • Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams—Reaching the bounds of his personal hiking talents, the writer makes a vital determination even if to courageous the treacherous greater altitudes or go back to base.• Nando Parrado's Miracle within the Andes—The wonderful first-person account of a Peruvian rugby team's plane crash within the Chilean Andes and their harrowing trip down the mountain for aid.