The Beckoning Silence

The Beckoning Silence

Book - 2002
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The author reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring the frailties of the body and the power of the mind. He sees his attempt on the Eiger as the culmination of his climbing career, his narrative takes the reader through an avalanche in South America to ice-climbing in the Alps.

Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2002
ISBN: 9780099422433
0099422433
9780224061803
0224061801
9780898869415
0898869412
Characteristics: xii, 290 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm

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kpjorgen May 04, 2011

Such a great read. Simpson articulately captures the painful beauty of mountaineering.

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Deril
Jan 12, 2011

Great book of climbing the Eiger and his evaluation of why he climbs and trying to justify the losses of friends due to climbing accidents.

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