Publish date: 2016-10-13
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Edition language: English
I find it impossible to grasp that I'm so utterly at the mercy of chance. Isn't it strange that we laugh at the Sherpas for putting their faith in amulets, when we're really exactly the same, except that with us it's a white rabbit's foot, or a crucifix? And like the Sherpas, we believe in this thin...
I love stories that take place in the harsh setting of mountains. And Michelle Paver´s Thin Air combines this setting with a compelling ghost story, which makes this a truly great and enjoyable read. I really appreciated the slow build up of this novel and the almost gothic feel to it. We follow t...
In 1935, young medic Stephen Pearce travels to India to join an expedition with his brother, Kits. The elite team of five will climb Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain and one of mountaineering's biggest killers. No one has scaled it before, and they are, quite literally, following in...
I love stories about climbing expeditions so I try to read as many as I can. This one focuses more on the ghost story aspect versus a lot of climbing details which is still great but if you are looking for a more technical perspective then you probably want to read a true account instead of this. ...
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