Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers (Paperback)

Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers By Frederic V. Hartemann, Robert Hauptman Cover Image
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Operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous conditions on earth, mountain climbers are uniquely driven men and women. In these interviews, 15 well-known climbers and three leading historians of the sport, all native to or living in North America, recount experiences shared by only a tiny portion of humanity. They discuss all aspects of international climbing, including physical conditioning, high-summit ascension, the ethics and environmental concerns of the sport, the risks and rewards of mountaineering, and a number of their famed expeditions and first ascents.

About the Author

Frederic V. Hartemann is a physicist in San Ramon, California. Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786442027
ISBN-10: 0786442026
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: October 21st, 2010
Pages: 264
Language: English