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9781771601689
5.5 x 8.5 inches
200 pages
hardcover
CDN$ 25.00
BISAC: SPO029000
BISAC: TRV001000
BISAC: BIO023000


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Warnings Against Myself
Meditations on a Life in Climbing
by David Stevenson
Release Date: March 2016

CDN$ 25.00

With personal essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with a few terrifying excursions to the Alps and a trip to the Bugaboos of western Canada, Warnings Against Myself opens up the beautiful, obsessive world of mountain climbing to climbers and non-climbers alike.

From his youthful second ascent of the north ridge of Mount Kennedy in the Yukon’s Saint Elias Range, an in-and-out on skis for which he had not entirely learned how to ski, to a recent excursion across the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska conceived under the influence of rain and whiskey, David Stevenson chronicles several decades of a life unified by a preoccupation with climbing.

Stevenson describes climbing first-hand, but also reflects on climbing in a beautiful way that draws in both literary references and engaging characterizations of well-known climbers. His changing viewpoint on his dangerous obsession as he ages, marries, and has children (and then takes his son climbing) give the book a strong shape, and the work as a whole adds a new and thoughtful perspective to the literature of climbing.

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200

ISBN-13:

9781771601689

Format:

hardcover

Dimensions:

5.5 x 8.5 inches

Publisher:

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Bisac:

SPO029000, TRV001000, BIO023000


Warnings Against Myself: Meditations on a Life in Climbing
by David Stevenson
9781771601696
BISAC: SPO029000
BISAC: TRV001000
BISAC: BIO023000
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