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Why We Climb : The World's Most Inspiring Climbers, Paperback / softback Book

Why We Climb : The World's Most Inspiring Climbers Paperback / softback


Why We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting- the strong connection to partners and nature; the physical and mental mastery required (and how to achieve it); the rewards of exploring oneself and the world through climbing. Through interviews with some of North America's most notable climbers the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing- asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world?

What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks- lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility and simplicity-be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 90 Halftones, color
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Climbing & mountaineering
  • ISBN: 9781493018536

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