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CLOSE CALLS: CLIMBING MISHAPS AND NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES SIGNED BY John Long 1999
By Long, John, cartoons by Tami Knight.
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1999. 170 pp. An excellent collection of 68 terrifying and heart-stopping true climbing scenarios, told in the inimitable style that has made Long the master of climbing literature.  John Long's narrative style shines in this light-hearted survey of desperate climbing situations. Many climbing writers take themselves so seriously that their writing becomes too pedantic to relate to actual climbing practice.
 
Close Calls uses humor to bridge the gap between diligence and epic, and gets meaningful lessons across in the midst of the goofiness. Tami Knight's distinctive caricatures add a hysterically funny dimension, with such narrative accuracy that most of the illustrations make it hard to concentrate on the writing. This collection would be a welcome adition to any climber's library. Fine-New Paperback.
 

SIGNED BY John Long

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