Quantity:
Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

Courage & Misfortune (Paperback)

Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Courage & Misfortune 1 of 1
$16.95
(Save 26%)
Today
$12.38 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 13 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition:  Brand New
Temporarily Sold Out.:
More inventory may be available. Place your order today and be one of the first to receive this product when it arrives!
Alert me when this item is in stock.
1 New
from
$12.38
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0898868262
ISBN-13: 9780898868265
Sku: 30817476
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
Age Range:  NA
See more in Mountaineering
 
-- Stories from the world's most experienced and respected climbers

-- Selections are united by a single compelling theme

-- Forewords by John Harlin and Mark Synott

Courage and Misfortune contains gripping accounts of climbers on expeditions that encountered violent forces of nature or disastrous accidents because of tremendous odds and harsh luck. Stranded teams succumbed to frostbite, high altitude pulmonary edema, hypothermia, earthquakes, avalanches, horrendous storms, and sometimes human error. Frequently the expedition achieved the summit but massive problems occurred on the descent. Other times the goal was not reached but the failure isn't the story; it's other amazing elements of the expedition that take precedence. Included is one of the most tragic happenings in the history of mountaineering, Robert W. Craig's chilling story of the 1974 American-Pamir/USSR expedition and the death of an entire team of Soviet women on Peak Lenin as their pride held them to the storm-lashed mountain, high up beyond any hope of timely rescue.

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Mountaineers Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   02
Advertisement Bottom
BloomReach Content