هذه بلادنا: الجواء oO wrote the prologue was exaggeratingr baiting when he said the book belongs to the mantle Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of such incredible company such as Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air et al Nothing could be farther than this Maybe it was the author s self admitted difficult personality that made the storytelling bland Imagine insteadf being grateful for the ever patient wife
FOR HELPING THE AUTHOR EASE BACK INTO EVERYDAY LIFE helping the author ease back into everyday life broken legs he was sulking for her not assembling a neighborhood welcoming party I m into the utdoors and mountaineering myself and I was not illuminated with even an iota f why puny men rise to the challenge f monstrous mountains in this novel There were a slew f names dropped that will fly Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith over the headsf non mountaineers as well as anecdotes that were superfluous and added nothing to the narrative A wasted pportunity if you ask me If it were possible to grade this half a star I would have done so A story f survival as well as deep determination Included the human aspect with emotions Lots f technical climbing words which may mean to a climber rather than a book reader Photos and maps added to the reality f the harsh conditions Overall disappointing read and I gave up about 45 pages before the end I just found it too technical with lots f climbing references and detail and there wasn t much drama or I realise it s tricky to get the right balance f filling in the background f tension realise it s tricky to get the right balance f filling in the background f characters and getting to the action but I felt it took too long to get to the climbing incident And then when it arrived there were several pages f tension which was thrilling and then it fizzled There s no doubt it was an experience for Steve and I m glad he shared his story but I can t help but feel that putting his story in the hands f different editor could ve produced a much dynamic read Overall 25. On a dark Himalayan night his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically somersaulting from rock to rock and landing seriously wounded at the end f a rope suspe. I am surprised that Stephen Venables is able to make a living as a moutaineerwriter if A Slender Thread Escaping disaster in the Himalaya is a good example f his work I just really didn t like his writing style which made what should be
a compelling and interesting story terribly boring i compelling and interesting story terribly boring I t GET THROUGH THIS BOOK SO MAYBE IT IMPROVED BY through this book so maybe it improved by time it got to the latter halfVenables book is mostly about a giant fall he took while climbing in the Himalaya I just put this book down a few hours ago and I honestly can t even remember where this fall took place Panch Chuli maybe He talks about a gazillion ther climbs along the way and is a huge name dropper this is a book that will appeal to someone who dwells in climbing circles I think but not to an arm chair adventurerI ve read a lot Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of excellent books by mountaineers who also happened to be talented writers and this book just really paled in comparison Thorough and honest but if I m being absolutely truthful not as excitingr jeopardy filled as I d have liked Touching the void set a high bar for something goes wrong Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations on a climb literature I am a fanf climbing writing generally and have read f some f Venables exploits via ther writers previously This climbing narrative manages to incorporate so many ther facets without loosing coherence Economics geography history politics flora to mention but a few The disaster aspect reads well and the rescue helicopter pilots performed a remarkable feat However the book is satisfying The Stringbean Murders overall not just the rescue I m going to look at another climbing book by Venables I went ahead and read the book inne sitting inspite أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of what some reviewers here noted I had to agree that it was somewhat dull The premise was promising but the unravelingf events and storytelling was insipid and unexciting Either the editor wh. Together with Chris Bonington and Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, other distinguished British climbers Stephen Venables was highn the unclimbed and sacred mountain The Sporty Game of Panch Chuli when at 1am. Stars average Another great book about the Paunch Chuli range in northern India Gives a good feel for expedition living and somef the thrills and draws American Yakuza II of This shows both how uickly disaster canccur and then how a situation can
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Some Explanation As To Why People Want To Climb Andexplanation as to why people want to climb and such isolated areas I ve come to the conclusion it isn t really explicable though the concept Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing of flow when doing something well against the conseuencesf a mistake are probably central drivers however it doesn t feel like it is actually about the risk We ll written and you get a real sense Blood Love of the fine balance between success and disaster While starting I was a bit hesitant In fact the book was kept aside in my book shelf as usual Initially I could not find this that good However the book gradually took up the course Writtenn an expedition n Mount Panch Chuli V range f the great Himalayas in Kumaoon Nepal border this is ne f the classics f mountain tales at least that I have read The book narrates the expedition chronicles ther expeditions and the disaster that strike while descending after successful summit attempt The disaster the climbers the men their courage and ambition are merged together and results in fight All are merged in a slender thread that separates success and failure life and death n the high mountains This sounds as if it should have been a very dramatic and exciting book but I found it surprisingly dull Again with this author it seemed to take forever to get to the actual climbing incident and it was full f boring and irrelevant things and very complicated climbing descriptions which are fine if you are a climber but too much for non climbers like Nded above a 50 degree icefield This is the story f his arduous and almost miraculous survival and f the brilliant committed teamwork which brought him to safe.