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THE FRAGILE EDGE Maria Coffey 1989 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Coffey, Maria
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London, Chatto & Windus, 1989, 1st edition. 183 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine.

Joe Tasker's girl friend went to Tibet to discover what she could of his disappearance on Everest. His body has been located since then. 

The Everest disasters of recent years have focused world attention on humanity's obsession with high-altitude mountaineering. What is it that drives people to court such awful risk? And what is the real cost in human terms? Nobody has written more eloquently about these matters than BC author Maria Coffey.

Fragile Edge details her love affair with elite British mountaineer Joe Tasker, who perished with his partner Joe Boardman while attempting Everest's "unclimbable" Northeast Ridge in 1982. Coffey writes about her experiences first as an observer of the hard-partying mountaineering scene and then during her long journey towards an understanding and acceptance of the tragedy that cost her the man she loved.

This book gives us an insider's view of the life of a world-class mountaineer; it also recounts Coffey's deeply moving pilgrimage with Boardman's widow across Tibet, retracing Boardman and Tasker's steps as far as their abandoned Advance Base Camp, 21,000 feet on Everest.

When Fragile Edge appeared in hardcover 25 years ago it was hailed for bringing 'an extraordinary new dimension' to mountaineering literature. Mountain Magazine called it 'Emotionally vivid, a fresh and powerful piece of writing:' Coffey says simply, 'It is about the other side of mountaineering-the human side:' It is aside that recent events on Everest have placed more in the forefront than ever before.

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