A falling climber’s rope snaps thousands of feet above the ground. A free solo climber attempts a terrifying do-or-die move. An avalanche buries two backcountry skiers. A daring kayak venture helps an aging legend discover greater health and happiness.
These stories come to life in first-person narratives from rock, snow, ice and whitewater. Thrilling yet thoughtful, the book explains the athletes’ motivations and shares valuable lessons from their experiences.
Featuring tales from Steve Roper, John Bachar, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Hans Florine, Peter Croft, and Tommy Caldwell.