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GRASPING FOR HEAVEN: INTERVIEWS WITH NORTH AMERICAN CLIMBERS Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman 2011 1st ed New Paperback
By Hartemann, Frederic V. and Robert Hauptman
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North Carolina, 2011, 1st edition. 224 pp, 8 color photos. New large paperback.

Mountain climbing is a difficult sport, at best, and its practitioners are unique. Here is a collection of interviews with 15 famed mountain climbers and three historians of the sport. Covering international climbing in all its aspects, including rock-face climbing, ice climbing, and high-summit ascension, these mountaineers relate their experiences, the challenges and risks of their chosen sport, and the compelling drive to engage in a difficult, expensive activity.
 
Interviewees include:
  • Stacy Allison
  • Pete Athans
  • Brent Bishop
  • Christine Boskoff
  • Carlos Buhler
  • Charlotte Fox
  • Charles S. Houston
  • Kenneth Kamler
  • Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • Rick Ridgeway
  • John Roskelley
  • Barbara Washburn
  • Eric Weihenmayer
  • Jim Wickwire
  • Sharon Wood
  • Elizabeth Hawley
  • Maurice Isserman
  • Audrey Salkeld
 
About the Authors
Frederic V. Hartemann is a physicist in San Ramon, California. He and Hauptman are veteran climbers who made ascents together for 15 years. Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics

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