Buy Books Online > Climbing & mountaineering > Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains: Book by Jon Krakauer

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780330370004    Publisher: Pan Macmillan Year of publishing: 1998     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 208        Language: English
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from...Read more
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible. From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, "Eiger Dreams" spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
Read less
Review:
The author of "Into Thin Air" "has taken the literature of mountains onto a higher ledge." --"New York Times Book Review " "Armchair adventurers can't ask for better entertainment than this tour of...Read more
The author of "Into Thin Air" "has taken the literature of mountains onto a higher ledge." --"New York Times Book Review " "Armchair adventurers can't ask for better entertainment than this tour of the legendary locations of mountaineering and the eccentric climbers who gather there." --"Publisher's Weekly
Read less

Other books by Jon Krakauer

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 199   Rs.172
You save: Rs.27
Vendor : Book Gallery, Delhi
BUY NOW

Free Shipping on all orders of Rs.500 and above. Add Rs.30 otherwise. | Delivered in 4 working days

(Cash on delivery available)

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

2 offers starting from Rs. 172

Rs.172 + Rs.30 delivery charges

In stock | Delivered in 4 working days

Book Gallery, Delhi

Add to cart

Rs.384 + Rs.30 delivery charges

In stock | Delivered in 4 working days

Zapzhoop Services, Mumbai

Add to cart

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions