The author recounts his cutting-edge alpine-style ascents in Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya between 1988 and 2008. Called the best high altitude climber in the world today by none other than Reinhold Messner, House is also a superb writer. He narrates in vivid detail his ascents, among others, of K7, the Slovak Direct Route on Denali's south face and of Nanga Parbat via the Rupal Face. These climbs have set the standard for alpine style climbing.
: Steve House
Publisher and Year
: Patagonia Books, 2009
: 285 pps. including Glossary and numerous B&W and color photos