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This sounds as if it should ave been a very dramatic and exciting book but I found it surprisingly dull Again with this author it seemed to take forever to get to the actual climbing incident and it was full of boring and irrelevant things and very complicated climbing descriptions which are fine if you are a climber but too much for non climbers like me While starting I was a bit esitant In fact the book was kept aside in my book shelf as usual Initially I could not find this that good However the book gradually took up the course Written on an expedition on Mount Panch Chuli V range of the great Himalayas in Kumaoon Nepal border this is one of the classics of mountain tales at least that I ave read The book narrates the expedition chronicles other expeditions and the disaster that strike while descending after successful summit attempt The disaster the climbers the men their courage and ambition are merged together and results in fight All are merged in a slender thread that separates success and failure life and death on the Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy high mountains This shows bothow uickly disaster can occur and then ow a situation can reverse from disaster to rescue when the odds appear insurmountable basically depending on the skill of a elicopter pilot I suppose I m seeking some explanation as to why people want to climb and in such isolated areas I ve come to the conclusion it isn t really explicable though the concept of flow when doing something well against the conseuences of a mistake are pro. Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers Stephen Venables was igh on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when at 1am.

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Nexcitin I am a fan of climbing writing generally and ave read of some of Venables exploits via other writers previously This climbing narrative manages to incorporate so many other facets without loosing coherence Economics geography Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet history politics flora to mention but a few The disaster aspect reads well and the rescueelicopter pilots performed a remarkable feat However the book is satisfying overall not just the rescue I m going to look at another climbing book by Venables Thorough and Arise honest but if I m being absolutely truthful not as exciting or jeopardy filled as I dave liked Touching the void set a Archies Americana, Vol. 1 high bar for something goes wrong on a climb literature I am surprised that Stephen Venables is able to make a living as a moutaineerwriter if A Slender Thread Escaping disaster in the Himalaya is a good example ofis work I just really didn t like The Book Thief his writing style which made what should be a compelling and interesting story terribly boring I couldn t get through this book so maybe it improved by the time it got to the latteralfVenables book is mostly about a giant fall Talk to Me he took while climbing in the Himalaya I just put this book down a fewours ago and I Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, honestly can t even remember where this fall took place Panch Chuli maybe He talks about a gazillion other climbs along the way and is auge name dropper this is a book that will appeal to someone who dwells in climbing circles I think but not to an arm chair adventurerI ve read a lot of excellent books by mountaineers Nded above a 50 degree icefield This is the story of Educating for the New World Order his arduous and almost miraculous survival and of the brilliant committed teamwork which broughtim to safe.

Bably central drivers Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock however it doesn t feel like it is actually about the ris Another great book about the Paunch Chuli range in northern India Gives a good feel for expedition living and some of the thrills and draws of climbing I went to a lecture by mr Venables and foundim very enthralling The Character Of An Upright Man his writing mimicsis personality completely Very fun reading Overall disappointing read and I gave up about 45 pages before the end I just found it too technical with lots of climbing references and detail and there wasn t much drama or tension I realise it s tricky to get the right balance of filling in the background of the characters and getting to the action but I felt it took too long to get to the climbing incident And then when it arrived there were several pages of tension which was thrilling and then it fizzled There s no doubt it was an experience for Steve and I m glad Mr. Malcolms List he sharedis story but I can t GURPS Conspiracy X help but feel that puttingis story in the Just One Golden Kiss hands of different editor could ve produced a much dynamic read Overall 25 stars average A story of survival as well as deep determination Included theuman aspect with emotions Lots of technical climbing words which may mean to a climber rather than a book reader Photos and maps added to the reality of the The Tyranny of Guilt harsh conditions I went ahead and read the book in one sitting inspite of what some reviewersere noted I Phantom Encounters had to agree that it was somewhat dull The premise was promising but the unraveling of events and storytelling was insipid and On a dark Himalayan nightis abseil failed and e fell catastrophically somersaulting from rock to rock and landing seriously wounded at the end of a rope suspe.