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In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

characters In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

In the Zone is a masterful account of three extraordinary humans and a fascinating depiction of the struggle for survival in the mountaineering world This gripping trilogy retells the true stories of cli. This collection of three survival narratives had been on my mountaineering reading shelf for a while so when I saw it at Powell's in Portland I didn't hesitate to become an owner While the writing isn't stellar and the style is clearly directed towards a mainstream audience along the lines of what one would find in an adventure magazine like 'Outside' or 'Backpacker' each story is riveting enough to keep the reader turning page after page In fact though I'm pretty sure I had come across the author's account of his ordeal on Chimney Rock before in some anthology I reread it with the same vitality as if it were the first time Out of the three stories the most impressive to me was Colby Coombs' refusal to give up on Foraker after his partners were killed in an avalanche and he was severely injured To my amazement I found Coombs continuing to actively guide with the Alaska Mountaineering School today after overcoming this traumatic event early in his climbing career Scott Fischer's trials on K2 highlighted a lesser known side of elite high altitude mountaineering but I didn't find this story as compelling perhaps because it was about one of Fischer's very specific personal goals almost an obsession and also because Ed Viesturs was his partner thus boosting his chances by knowing he could rely on the best of the best Still the persistence in the face of adversity and the heroic rescue efforts can rightly be considered the stuff of legend Finally Potterfield's hanging on for life on a ledge after taking a really bad fall on Chimney Rock is vividly recalled not just through the victim's perspective but also through those of his rescuers whom he tracked down and interviewed extensively so that the story would be complete This journalistic attention to detail gives the story additional credibility and makes it stand out as than just another rescue In the Zone is recommended for all who hope to get a better understanding of what keeps survivors going in circumstances that seem impossible at first glance

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Mbers who narrowly escaped death on some of the world's most renowned peaks Each harrowing tale highlights the dangers struggles and instinct for hopeful survival in mountain climbing Author Peter Potter. I imagine Potterfield's thought process as suchThat near death fall and amazing rescue I personally have lived through is worth writing a book about but I just don't have enough material for a book What can I do about that Well I'll tell absolutely everything about my own epic and write up a couple other good stories that haven't been published yetThe result is ok for a climbingountain literature addict but the problem is there are much better books out there Coombs story however is worth a re read

Peter Potterfield Ç 9 review

Field's extensive interviews provide first hand accounts some published here for the first time that share the thoughts and emotions of three men who confronted the ultimate challenge in this extreme spo. Horrorifying Well written and an easy read The stories will curl your underpants the amazing thing is that they are true The only dissapointment is that Peter doesn't ever explain why he fell so far Why did his belay fail Les Mères des croyants provide first hand accounts some Les Statuts gouvernementaux ou règles de droit public et administratif published here for the first time that share the thoughts and emotions of three men who confronted the ultimate challenge in this extreme spo. Horrorifying Well written and an easy read The stories will curl your underpants the amazing thing is that they are true The only dissapointment is that Peter doesn't ever explain why he fell so far Why did his belay fail

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