[DOWNLOAD] A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya Ð Stephen Venables – nikeshoxoutlet.us
Legs he was sulking for her not assembling a neighborhood welcoming party I m into the outdoors and mountaineering myself and I was not illuminated with even an iota of why puny men rise to the challenge of monstrous mountains in this novel There were a slew of names dropped that will fly over the heads of non mountaineers as well as Anecdotes That Were Superfluous that were superfluous added nothing to the narrative A wasted opportunity if ou ask me If it were possible to grade this half a star I would have done so A story of survival as well as deep determination Included the human 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 harsh conditions 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 there were several pages of tension which was thrilling and then it fizzled There s no doubt it was experience for Steve and I m glad he shared his story but I can t help but feel that putting his story in the hands of different editor could ve produced a much dynamic read Overall 25 stars average 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 found him very enthralling his writing mimics his personality completely Very fun reading. Nded above a 50 degree icefield This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival and of the brilliant committed teamwork which brought him to safe. Er where this fall took place Panch Chuli maybe He talks about a gazillion other climbs along the way and is a huge 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 who also happened to be talented writers and this book just really paled in comparison Thorough And Honest But If I M Being Absolutely Truthful Not honest but if I m being absolutely truthful not exciting or jeopardy filled as I d have liked Touching the void set a high bar for something goes wrong on a climb literature I am a fan of climbing writing generally and have read of
some of Venables exploits via other writers previously This climbing narrative manages to of Venables exploits via other writers previously This climbing narrative manages to so many other facets without loosing coherence Economics geography history politics flora to mention but a few The disaster aspect reads well and the rescue helicopter 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 I went ahead and read the book in one sitting inspite of what some reviewers here noted I had to agree that it was somewhat dull The premise was promising but the unraveling of events and storytelling was insipid and unexciting Either the editor who wrote the prologue was exaggerating or baiting when he said the book belongs to the mantle of such incredible company such as Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air et al Nothing could be farther than this Maybe it was the author s self admitted difficult personality that made the storytelling bland Imagine instead of being grateful for the ever patient wife for helping the author ease back into everyday life with broken. On a dark Himalayan night his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically somersaulting from rock to rock and landing seriously wounded at the end of a rope suspe.