Beyond the Mountain

£12.99

Autobiography of Steve House, renowned American high altitude exponent of fast and light philosophy.

Stock Code: COR NB038

Approximate Packed Weight: 0.3kg

Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain
£12.99
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Autobiography of Steve House, renowned American high altitude exponent of fast and light philosophy. A very grippy yarn.

Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded the possibilities of style, speed and difficulty. In 2005, Steve and fellow alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,660-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steve and Vince the first Piolet d'Or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans.

Reinhold Messner calls Steve House the best high-altitude climber in the world today, an honour he declines. "Being called the best," says Steve, "makes me very uncomfortable. My intention is to be as good as I can be. Mountaineering is too complex to be squeezed into a competition. It is simply not something that lends itself to comparison. Climbing is about process, not achievement. The moment your mind wanders away from the task of the climbing at hand will be the moment you fail."

Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read “ already a mountain classic. It addresses many issues common to non-climbing life “ mentorship, trust, failure, success, goal setting, heroes, partnership “ as well as the mountaineer's heightened experience of risk and the deaths of friends.

Quite a few black and white and a few colour photos.

By Steve House.

Card cover, 23.5cm x 15.5cm, 285 pages.

First published 2009. This edition 2010.

ISBN: 978-1-906148-20-1.

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