Ueli Steck

Author: Ueli Steck

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1680511335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Steck was considered by many to be one of the strongest climbers who ever lived The holder of six amazing speed-climbing records The first and only English-language book by this much loved alpinist A climber of incredible strength, Ueli Steck set climbing records for speed and endurance that no one had previously thought possible. This deeply personal and revealing memoir, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing, is the only one of his books to be published in English. In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on Eiger’s North Face—beating his own record! That same year he climbed all 82 four-thousand-meter peaks in the Alps within 62 days (traveling between the peaks by bicycle), and summited Annapurna’s south face in 28 hours. But the dramatic events of the previous two years—the internationally reported conflict with Sherpas at Mount Everest, and the discovery of Alex Lowe’s body on Shishapangma—changed him and made him rethink his approach to the mountains. After withdrawing from the sport for a period, Ueli rediscovered his love of climbing, and in this memoir he explains how his perspective changed. While his drive to achieve in the mountains hadn’t diminished, an evaluation of his experiences helped him find a new way to process the emotional and mental challenges that shaped his athletic outlook. Structured around key climbs, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing provides the history of each mountain and route, Ueli’s reasons for attempting it, what happened on each climb itself, and what he learned from the experience. It also includes some fascinating insights into his training regimen. Ueli infuses his story with the joy and freedom of climbing and running. He is honest, direct and, at times, exhibits the self-absorption common to many elite athletes. Ultimately, however, his experiences brought him to a place of self-awareness and he was no longer the same climber who first set the speed record on the Eiger’s North Face. Ueli was determined that he would take only acceptable risks. Unfortunately, Ueli’s bar for risk was still very high—he died while on a training climb on the Himalayan peak Nuptse on April 30, 2017.

2003 American Alpine Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781933056500

Category:

Page: N.A

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Soete sonde

Author: Lizz Meiring (compiler)

Publisher: LAPA Uitgewers

ISBN: 0799396133

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 9373


In Soete sonde ondersoek bekende skrywers en nuwe stemme die tekstuur van sjokolade in al sy heerlike vorme - van lewensredder tot moordwapen

Current Affairs June 2017 eBook

Author: Jagran Josh

Publisher: Jagran Josh

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 3859


Current Affairs June 2017 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by Jagranjosh.com . The topics for cover story, and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general knowledge sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of January 2017. It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of May 2017 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to national, international, economy, science & technology, environment & ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The major topics included in the magazine for cover story are: Instant Triple Talaq Controversy: What & Why?, Taxing Agricultural Income in India, Real Estate Regulation Act: A Positive Move, Launch of South Asia Satellite: Sign of growing India’s soft powe. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Agents, Actors, Actorhood

Author: Hokyu Hwang,Jeannette A. Colyvas,Gili S. Drori

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787560805

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3865


This volume gathers a range of institutional perspectives investigating what the devolution of state power and the so-called democratization of social action means for the nature of authority and how the multiplicity and variety of social actors impacts societies worldwide, extending from focus on agents to actors to actorhood.

Why do the Swiss have such great sex?

Author: Ashley Curtis

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3038690597

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 1105


What's the risk of a Swiss tsunami? Could Swiss gold sink the Swiss navy? How many lives does a tunnel cost? You might never have thought you wanted to know what happens to a corpse in a glacier, or how much heroin costs in Switzerland, but once you dip into these 66 fascinating Q&As, you won't be able to put them down.

The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture

Author: Andrew J. Hund,James A. Wren

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839395

Category: Science

Page: 349

View: 2453


A thorough and detailed resource that describes the history, culture, and geography of the Himalayan region, providing an indispensable reference work to both general readers and seasoned scholars in the field. • Presents invaluable insights into the dynamics that have shaped the Himalayan region over human history • Provides a context for understanding the importance of the region to a larger understanding of globalization and key related issues we must currently deal with, including but not limited to climate change, border disputes, and economic and political migrations • Offers a balanced understanding of major socio-political issues that affect the region • Supplies a detailed and rich description of the region in a single volume that serves readers who need immediate answers to questions as well as those seeking a comprehensive overview of the complexities of the region

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

Author: Mark Horrell

Publisher: Mountain Footsteps Press

ISBN: 0993413072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4000


This is the tale of Mark Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of which got quite a distance beyond Base Camp, and overcame many perilous circumstances along the way. The mountaineer Joe Simpson famously crawled for three days with a broken leg, but did he ever have to read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown while waiting for a weather window? But that’s enough about Mark’s attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them. How did they get on? Heroes, villains, oddballs and madmen – 8,000m peaks attract them all, and drama, intrigue and cock-ups aplenty were inevitable.

The Magician's Glass

Author: Ed Douglas

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1911342495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2880


‘How much risk is worth taking for so beautiful a prize?’ The Magician’s Glass by award-winning writer Ed Douglas is a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing. In the title essay, he writes about failure on Annapurna III in 1981, one of the boldest attempts in Himalayan mountaineering on one of the most beautiful lines – a line that remains unclimbed to this day. Douglas writes about bitter controversies, like that surrounding Ueli Steck’s disputed solo ascent of of the south face of Annapurna, the fate of Toni Egger on Cerro Torre in 1959 – when Cesare Maestri claimed the pair had made the first ascent, and the rise and fall of Slovenian ace Tomaz Humar. There are profiles of two stars of the 1980s: the much-loved German Kurt Albert, the father of the ‘redpoint’, and the enigmatic rock star Patrick Edlinger, a national hero in his native France who lost his way. In Crazy Wisdom, Douglas offers fresh perspectives on the impact mountaineering has on local communities and the role climbers play in the developing world. The final essay explores the relationship between art and alpinism as a way of understanding why it is that people climb mountains.

To the Greatest Heights

Author: Vanessa O'Brien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982123788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4516


"A memoir by Vanessa O'Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world's highest mountains"--