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One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism by John Porter

One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism by John Porter

Author:John Porter [Porter, John]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781910240090
Google: TS5hBAAAQBAJ
Amazon: B01ICFQD64
Published: 2014-09-01T05:21:37+00:00


1. When we arrived back in Termez, a young Russian guard wielding a semi-automatic extracted a book of American poetry from an inside pocket of my jacket and looked menacingly at me. I smiled and nodded, and moved my right-hand palm down below my waist. He understood the gesture and quickly slipped the book inside his own jacket before anyone noticed.[back]

2. Voytek climbed ‘the Shining Wall’ – the west face of G4 – with Robert Schauer in the summer of 1985. The extremely difficult mixed route took nine days and has yet to be repeated. They were caught in a very bad storm just below the summit and after several days barely surviving, they were forced to traverse to the north ridge and had a near miraculous escape in a continuous storm. Despite the fact that the summit was not gained, the route remains for many the finest achievement ever in the Greater Himalaya.[back]



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