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Fatal Mountaineer

The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend

by Robert Roper

  • 33 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: sport,
  • Climbing & mountaineering,
  • Mountain Climbing,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports,
  • Adventurers & Explorers,
  • Mountaineering,
  • Sports - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering,
  • 1926-,
  • Biography,
  • Friends and associates,
  • India,
  • Mountaineers,
  • Nanda Devi,
  • United States,
  • Unsoeld, William Francis,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9640897M
    ISBN 100312261535
    ISBN 109780312261535

    It's obvious the reviewers here who gave more than a couple stars to "Fatal Mountaineer" have not read Roskelley's book, nor were they previously knowledgable about Unsoeld's life and his tragic Nanda Devi expedition. I'm sure they would have thought differently had this . Learn about book & merchandise discounts, and all of the many benefits available to members. The Mountaineers Helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

    Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of In , Willi Unsoeld became an international hero for his conquest of the West Ridge of Everest. A charismatic professor of philosophy, Unsoeld was one of the greatest climbers of the twentiethth century, a man whose raw physical power and.   With 14 fatalities so far it’s the most fatal accident ever at Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Mt. Manaslu, the world’s 8th highest mountain, at 8, m, Nepal, 9 people dies in an avalanche setting off at am in the morning sweeping away up to 25 tents from Camp 3 .

    His most recent book, Fatal Mountaineer, a biography of the American climber/philosopher, Willi Unsoeld, won the Boardman-Tasker Prize given by London's Royal Geographical Society. His works of fiction include Royo County, On Spider Creek, Mexico Days, The Trespassers, and Cuervo Tales; which was a New York Times Notable Book. "Fatal Mountaineer combines vivid characterization, gripping accounts of extreme mountaineering and accessible technical information, as well as pertinent cultural historical and philosophical It's a rich tapestry, a book for both the general reader and the climbing fanatic.".


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“ Fatal Mountaineer combines vivid characterization, gripping accounts of extreme mountaineering and accessible technical information, as well as pertinent cultural historical and philosophical reflection.

It's a rich tapestry, a book for both the general reader and the climbing fanatic.” ―Floyd Skloot, San Francisco ChronicleCited by: 1. This is the story of Willi Unsoeld who was in the group of first Americans to summit Everest and had many other ascents and climbs, ending with his death in an avalanche on Mt.

Rainier in Robert Roper tries to understand what drove Unsoeld/5. The Fatal Mountaineer (look up all the meanings of `fatal') may well aggravate the reader looking for simple confirmation of his/her opinion regarding Unsoeld, Roskelley, the culture of mountain climbing, or the nature of life.

This is a complex drama and tragedy/5(25). “ Fatal Mountaineer combines vivid characterization, gripping accounts of extreme mountaineering and accessible technical information, as well as pertinent cultural historical and philosophical reflection.

It's a rich tapestry, a book for both the general reader and the climbing fanatic.” — Floyd Skloot, San Francisco ChronicleCited by: 1. Fatal Mountaineer is a gripping look at Willi Unsoeld and the epic climbs that defined him—-a classic narrative blending action with ethics, fame with tragedy, a man’s ambition with a father’s anguish.

Prev: Fat Is a Family Affair. Fatal Mountaineer is a gripping look at Willi Unsoeld and the epic climbs that defined him—-a classic narrative blending action with ethics, fame with tragedy, a man's ambition with a Pages: Blending adventure with a frank look at the cultural background, Fatal Mountaineer considers the pressures on mountaineers in a period of our history torn by conflict.

It balances hunger for fame with stark tragedy, a man's ambition with a father's love/5. A solid account of the exploits of American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, who made his reputation in as the first to climb Everest by the formidable West Face, a feat still not duplicated.

Unsoeld, who died at age 52 in an avalanche inwas a professor of philosophy and. Blending adventure with a frank look at the cultural background, Fatal Mountaineer considers the pressures on mountaineers in a period of our history torn by conflict.

It balances hunger for fame 5/5(1). Sharon Wood is an internationally certified alpine guide and was recognized with the “Mountaineer of the Year Award” in by the American Alpine Club.

She is a writer, business owner, and sought-after professional speaker. Her writing has appeared in The Vancouver Magazine and in Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour. Book Overview InWilli Unsoeld became an international hero for his conquest of the West Ridge of Everest.

A charismatic professor of philosophy, Unsoeld was one of the greatest climbers of the twentiethth century, a man whose raw physical power and casual fearlessness inspired a. Fatal Mountaineer is a gripping look at Willi Unsoeld and the epic climbs that defined hima classic narrative blending action with ethics, fame with tragedy, a man's ambition with a father's anguish.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Reviews: Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend Robert Roper, Author. Martin's $ (p) ISBN Buy this book Unsoeld.

"Fatal Mountaineer" concentrates mainly on three defining moments in Willi's life: his brilliant traverse of Everest via the West Ridge in when Unsoeld was at the peak of his ability, the tragic death of his daughter Devi on her namesake mountain, and Willi's death in an avalanche on Mt.

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$ I will begin this review with a disclaimer. As far as I can remember, I never met Willi Unsoeld. Fatal Mountaineer Quotes Showing of 2 “It matters what myths we tell ourselves -- which ideals we choose to honor.” ― Robert Roper, Fatal Mountaineer: The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend.

Fatal Mountaineer The High-Altitude Life and Death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend by Robert Roper Published Ma by St. Martin's by: 1. Fatal Mountaineer sets Willi Unsoeld's intense life against the story of two defining adventures: the triumph on Everest and a more ill-starred expedition inwhen he led a group of mountaineers up a new route on Nanda Devi, the tallest peak in India.

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Willi Unsoeld became an international hero during the Kennedy years, when he emerged as probably the greatest American c /5.