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Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child. by Greg Child - Paperback - First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated.  - 1993. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child.

by Greg Child

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Seattle, WA The Mountaineers, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 255pp. Trade Paperback. This guy has got to be one of my favorite mountain literature authors. Child is the most literate climber in history, far more readable than any of his peers. His excellent writing skills put you right in the action with dialogues, exacting characterizations and dry humour born from too many harrowing first ascents on big peaks. His partners are well known and it's great to get a peek at their personalities through Greg's eyes. Reading his books is like going along on the expedition on his shoulder, seeing the climb, the preliminaries, the peripheries of surrounding socieites and experiences. Best of all, his multi-focus shows that he is aware of more than just the climb or his own performance--while bringing it all to life with technicalities and human drama, compassion and pragmatism, and he is clearly concerned to be compassionate and consistently fair to everyone involved. I love this book. Awesome and motivational.


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