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Ledge: An Inspirational Story Of Friendship And Survival (2011)

Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival (2011)
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1299091474 (ISBN13: 9781299091474)
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English
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Ballantine Books
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Ledge: An Inspirational Story Of Frie...
Ledge: An Inspirational Story Of Friendship And Survival (2011)

About book: This was a very interesting book, with the majority of it detailing the climb of Mt. Rainier by the author and his good friend, Mike. Their bond was strong and is most apparent in the impact their shared tragedy had on the survivor. The author writes in considerable detail the trek up the mountain and in particular his struggle to survive. Even though the reader knows the author survives, it does not take away from the suspense his tale generates. "The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier" by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughn is about Davidson's ascent of Washington's highest peak and a terrible fall into a crevasse, which cost his climbing partner his life.Davidson's story is definitely compelling and his struggle to survive and climb an 80 foot vertical ice wall with limited tools, injuries and the knowledge he was leaving behind his deceased friend is nothing short of amazing. The book's strength really lies in his descriptions of his state of mind, both before and after the climb.I found the writing to be a bit clunky, particularly in the first third of the book. The chapters really lacked transitions and jumped around a little too much for my liking. Overall, though, it's a solid and interesting story.
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liz
Overall a very gripping true story. It was hard to put this book down.
smallfry
good compelling read
itsjustmejulie123
Well-written.
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