Kiss or Kill

£15.99
Collected works of extreme alpinist Mark Twight, who's been described as "a one-man literary punk band". Twight's words make it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit.

Stock Code: COR NK083

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Kiss or Kill

Kiss or Kill
£15.99
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Collected works of extreme alpinist Mark Twight, who's been described as "a one-man literary punk band".

Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber is raw, unfiltered Twight. These author's cut are the real deal, not the homogenized fluff offered up by magazine editors who are often unwilling to offend. Twight's words make it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit. Twight edited all of the selections and appended each with a current author's note; confessing his inspiration, events that followed, and lessons learned (or not learned, some might say). It adds up to a frightfully lucid look into Twight's personal life as both man and hardcore alpine climber.

Whether railing against the spinelessness of American siege-style mountaineering, admitting addiction to pushing the bounds of the possible, or reveling in his ability to cut away anything in life that holds him back, Twight never blinks. Along the way, there is the drama of new and epic routes, unbreakable bonds between climbing partners, and Twight's evolution as a climber and a man. He tells every story in a unique, in-your-face style.

Kiss or Kill is not an easy read. It may scare some readers-but that's the point. "I want this book to help you recognize your own anger, which will help you understand mine," says Twight.

Features brand new epilogues to all of the stories and includes dramatic black and white mountaineering photos.

Paperback, 22cm x 15cm, 207 pages.

Published 2001.

ISBN: 978-0-89886-887-6.

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