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Country  United States
Subject  Collection of essays
Media type  Print, e-book
Originally published  1 September 1992
Genre  Non-fiction
Followed by  Into the Wild


Language  English
Publication date  September 1, 1992
Pages  189 pp.
Author  Jon Krakauer
Publisher  Globe Pequot Press
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Eiger dreams ventures among men and mountains


Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains is a non-fiction collection of articles and essays by Jon Krakauer on mountaineering and rock climbing. Eleven out of twelve of the chapters were initially published between 1982 and 1989 in the magazines Outside, Smithsonian, and New Age Journal.

Contents

It concerns a variety of topics, from ascending the Eiger Nordwand in the Swiss Alps, Denali in Alaska or K2 in the Karakoram, to the well-known rock climbers Jon Krakauer has met on his trips, such as John Gill, Adrian Popovich or the Burgess brothers, Adrian and Alan. He also describes other extreme sports, such as canyoneering and climbing frozen waterfalls.

Eiger dreams


Chapters of the book

  • "Eiger Dreams"
  • "Gill"
  • "Valdez Ice"
  • "On Being Tentbound"
  • "The Flyboys of Talkeetna"
  • "Club Denali"
  • "Chamonix"
  • "Canyoneering"
  • "A Mountain Higher Than Everest?"
  • "The Burgess Boys"
  • "A Bad Summer on K2"
  • "The Devils Thumb"
  • References

    Eiger Dreams Wikipedia


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