{download Textbooks} The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime's Connection Between ClimbersAuthor Simon McCartney – Bilb-weil.de

Winner Boardman Tasker Award For Mountain Literature Winner Mountain And Wilderness Literature Award, Banff Mountain Book Festival Simon McCartney Was A Cocky Young British Alpinist Climbing Many Of The Hardest Routes In The Alps During The Late Seventies, But It Was A Chance Meeting In Chamonix In With Californian Stonemaster Jack Roberts That Would Dramatically Change Both Their Lives And Almost End Simon S Inspired By A Bradford Washburn Photograph Published In Mountain Magazine, Their First Objective Was The , Foot North Face Of Mount Huntington, One Of The Most Dangerous Walls In The Alaska Range The Result Was A Route So Hard And Serious That For Decades Nobody Believed They Had Climbed It It Is Still Unrepeated To This Day Then, Raising The Bar Even Higher, They Made The First Ascent Of The South West Face Of Denali, A Climb That Would Prove Almost Fatal For Simon, And One Which Would Break The Bond Between Him And Climbing, Separating The Two Young Climbers But The Bond Between Simon And Jack Couldn T Remain Dormant Forever A Lifetime Later, A Chance Reconnection With Jack Gave Simon The Chance To Bury The Ghosts Of What Happened High On Denali, When He Had Faced Almost Certain Death The Bond Is Simon McCartney S Story Of These Legendary Climbs

8 thoughts on “The Bond: Two Epic Climbs in Alaska and a Lifetime's Connection Between Climbers

  1. Raindog Raindog says:

    I have read a lot if mountaineering books An awful lot Joe Simpson s This Game of Ghosts , Ken Jones Darkness Descending and John Porter s One Day as a Tiger have each vived for my top spot They have just been joined by a fourth contender This book is engaging, enthralling and ultimately emotionally hard hitting Highly recommended for anyone who has ever tied a fig 8 at one end of a rope and trusted the person at the other end with their life, and also to those who wonder how that must feel.

  2. Firmin's Whiskers Firmin's Whiskers says:

    A phenomenal book on friendship, trust, courage, cool headedness and downright dogged determination.The journeys that Jack and Simon made and the heights reached are amazing achievements and a brilliant story to read.Even if climbing or mountaineering isn t your thing, this book is definitely a must read if you re interested in the sheer unfathomable strength of the body mind in the face of adversity and of friendship and comradeship in times of desperate need.A superb, highly enjoyable book.

  3. Dick_Wynne Dick_Wynne says:

    I read the Kindle edition last week and found myself devouring it I just had to buy the superbly produced print edition this week and am halfway through reading it again Knowing what happens next frees you to appreciate the psychological aspect of this poignant and honest account, written from the vantage point of middle age Skill, dedication, trust and the confidence of youth led the author and his climbing partners to great personal achievement, but also into objective danger beyond any semblance of sanity, namely the terrifying, avalanche breeding north face of Mt Huntington, whose ascent will surely never be repeated until global warming finally emasculates it I am no climber, but I cannot imagine a gripping and accessible account of what it means to be one Get the print edition, there is no comparison.

  4. Mr. R. L. Corbett Mr. R. L. Corbett says:

    A well written book about 2 Alaskan expeditions Up until I had read this book my top rated book would have been Joe Simpson s Touching the Void, however I believe this book to be the equal of, or better than Joe Simpson s book If you enjoy reading climbing books then this is should be on your bookshelf Not to be missed

  5. topher topher says:

    Excellent, poignant story of the bond between climbers and the bond between toe climbers taking on the odds and winning by luck, or by skill or by chance How the shared experiences changed and defined them is both heart warming and crushingly sad together Highly recommended, utterly compelling.

  6. Jenko Jenko says:

    This is one of the best climbing books I ve read The story of the bond excuse the pun between climbers and what happened on the mountain is breathtaking I m not a climber but I was unable to put this down, also sad that now I ve read it I won t have that pleasure again I highly recommend this and urge you to read it too.

  7. Sean Camp Sean Camp says:

    This is a damn good book I have read very many mountaineering books, several of them over and over again, and this is another one that I will read repeatedly Very stirring and evocative, and a fascinating story, very well written too If you re looking for a great read, buy it Figuring out how to justify and afford a mountaineering trip to Alaska now.

  8. Marie Marie says:

    Bought a gift and Was thoroughly enjoyed Quick delivery.