Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Five top books on mountaineering

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books about mountaineering:
The Ledge
by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan

Davidson and his friend Mike Price were coming down Washington State's Mount Rainier when the pair fell 80 feet into a crevasse. The fall killed Price and left Davidson badly injured, stranded on the ledge that gives this harrowing book its title. Against all odds, he crawled to safety. But the joy of making it back was tempered by the loss of his close friend, and Davidson chronicles his conflicted emotions in this story of adventure, grief, and perseverance.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see Andy Cave's top ten books on Alpinism.

--Marshal Zeringue