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Over the top : humorous mountaineering tales

Author: Peter Potterfield
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 2002.
Series: Mountaineers anthology series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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Tales of amazing expeditions that test the strength of the human condition often contain more than a glimpse of the humorous side of our characters as well. Such stories can present the self-deprecating cynic, the wise and ironic wit, the irreverent banter of climbing friends, and other comedic personalities and situations. Here are nineteen such accounts from the great classics of mountaineering literature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Potterfield
ISBN: 0898868890 9780898868890
OCLC Number: 50002386
Description: 237 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The Insult of Injury" from Postcards from the Ledge / Greg Child --
"A Short Walk with Whillans" from One Man's Mountains / Tom Patey --
"Ready for the Scrap Heap?" from My Life / Anderl Heckmair --
"Bad Day at Practice Rock" from Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings of David Roberts / David Roberts --
"Chalk" from Stone Palaces / Geof Childs --
"A Lesson in French" from Summits and Secrets in The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus / Kurt Diemberger. "Davi" from The Burgess Book of Lies / Adrian, Alan Burgess --
"The Sporting Life" from Postcards from the Ledge / Greg Child --
"Bird" from Stone Palaces / Geof Childs --
"Les Bans" from Mountaineering Holiday in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books / Frank Smythe --
"Education in Verticality: A Short Comedy or Farce In Four Scenes" from A Fine Kind of Madness / Guy, Laura Waterman --
"Early Alps: the Wild Years" from The Burgess Book of Lies / Adrian, Alan Burgess. "Neck and Neck with Reinhold" from Spirits of the Air in The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus / Kurt Diemberger --
"Ice Capades" from Sherman Exposed / John Sherman --
"Green Card" from Postcards from the Ledge / Greg Child --
"The Gearfreak Caper: a Story" from A Fine Kind of Madness / Guy, Laura Waterman --
"Fit for Nothing" from Storms of Silence / Joe Simpson --
"Tales from the Gripped" from Sherman Exposed / John Sherman. "The Art of Climbing Down Gracefully: a Symposium of Commonly Used Ploys..." from One Man's Mountains / Tom Patey.
Series Title: Mountaineers anthology series, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Potterfield ; foreword by Greg Child.

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Trips gone wrong, embarrassing incidents, unfortunate pratfalls, and hilarious reflections are part of the newest volume in The Mountaineers Anthology Series. Kurt Diemberger's "A Lesson in French"  Read more...

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