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Extreme Rock & Ice: 25 of the World's Great Climbs
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Extreme Rock & Ice: 25 of the World's Great Climbs

 
Extreme Rock & Ice: 25 of the World\'s Great Climbs

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Object Title: Extreme Rock & Ice: 25 of the World's Great Climbs

Manufacturer: Garth Hattingh (The Mountaineers Books)

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Page By: Augie Medina

Created/Edited: Apr 24, 2007 / Nov 29, 2007

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Product Description

With lots of good background information and absolutely stunning photographs, this large format book showcases 25 of the greatest extreme climbs of the past quarter-century. The climbs include the riskiest of rock, ice, mixed, big-wall and high-mountain routes. Featured are renowned climbers such as Lynn Hill, Jeff Lowe and Stevie Haston. The photographs are taken by outstanding climbers and climbing photographers including Mark Twight and Paul Pritchard.

Portrayed are some of the most beautiful places in the world from North America to Europe, Patagonia and the Himalayas. The climbs are categorized into rock climbs, ice and mixed climbs, alpine scale climbs, big wall climbs and big mountain climbs.

Product Details

Price: $39.95
Hardback: 160 pages with 200 color photos
Author: Garth Hattingh
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Year of Publication: 2000
Language: English
ISBN: 0-89886-787-8

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Augie MedinaPricey But Excellent

Voted 5/5

Talk about a visual treat! The photographs are absolute breathtaking (some full page) depicting exactly why these are labeled “extreme” climbs as well as featuring the stunning natural scenery. But more than just pictures, the author provides a basic background on each type of climbing involved and, as to each of the 25 featured climbs, good detail on the climber or climbers involved and on the route.

The diversity of the climbing featured is in itself impressive: deep water soloing in Wales, ice climbing in Italy, big wall climbing in Patagonia and Yosemite, and big mountain climbing in the Himalayas and Pakastani Karakorum. Among memorable comments by the climbers, my favorite is one made by British climber Stevie Haston when he first sighted the route known as “X Files” in the Vallon de Villeille region in Italy: “The route is a dream or a nightmare.”
Posted Apr 24, 2007 7:36 pm

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