If you want to be swept up into the fierce world of triumph and loss in the world of climbing look no further than Jon Krakauer. He delves into the world of climbing, talks about famous, infamous and tragic figures and places and inspires me towards the limits of my potential. Does not specifically focus on Eiger, but it and other climbs.
Very well written with great characters, believable and diverse. Great imagination. At a few parts surprising, and at others was a little slow.
I almost didn't bother with this book, thinking that it couldn't be that interesting, but I was so, so wrong. At times scary, tense, surprising, heart breaking, and always amazing. The Elephant Whisperer was a ride through the heart of South Africa, expect to learn a few Zulu words as well as bit about the culture and political climate of this region of South Africa, but more so every chapter is another harrowing adventure. Elephants, lions, cheetah, rhino, spitting cobras, black mambas, crocodiles, poachers, all make this book a constant adventure.
One plane ticket to Africa, please!
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