Close Calls: Climbing Mishaps & Near-Death Experiences
Renowned climber John Long presents 68 stories of climbers whose mishaps could have resulted in the proverbial “dirt nap” but who lived to tell their tales. The author takes the basic fact narrative of each incident and recounts it with a generous humorous overtone. But apart from entertainment value, Long also analyzes what caused the problem and comments on how the situation could have been prevented. So there is a great deal of instructional information that emerges out of these stories.
These stories will refresh the climber how easy it is to let your guard down. But even the non-climber will enjoy this book for the combination of the drama of the close call and the hilarity injected by the author’s story-telling style.
: 170 pages with illustrations
: John Long
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