||Climbing Gear FREIGHT FREE within Australia!
10mm DYNEX: 60cm (24") Runner. (Open round sling)
Great for extenders... Awesome value IMO (Plenty in stock) $10.00
[ Books | Movies | Screen Shots | Best Stuff | Aussie Titles | Latest Reviews | Reviewed Only | All ]
Alpinist adventure, epics, fear, and freedom in Patagonia.
|| (5.00 of 5)
|Wow. Describes the alpine experiance so clearly. Crouch grapples with the question "why climb" in a new and original way, finally skirting a concrete answer but allowing himself to admit he loves it and that is reason enough to do anything. Crouch also describes Fear as an essential ingredient to any climbing endevour and goes on to explain why he would not, could not climb without it. In the back of the book is a glossary of terms complete with definitions and pictures describing gear, techniques, and jargon unique to alpinism...very helpful for the non-climber. All in all a great book that I will read a second time (very rare for me).
I should also mention what should be obvious from the title...the book's central theme is Patagonia. There are descriptions and fantastic color pictures of some of the most remote as well as most popular climbs in Patagonia. Cerro Torre is the star, with Fitzroy as "best supporting." My favorite part though is a pitch by pitch re-creation of Crouch and Donini's first ascent of Aguja Poincenot's north face. God, I wanna climb now...enjoy!
Amazon - Details, Purchasing, Reviews, etc.
Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography
Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.
All text, images and video on this site are copyright. Unauthorised use is strictly prohibited.