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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by johnt » Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:44 am

docjohn wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:56 am
Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whymper
Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator, Edward Whymper
Everest: the West Ridge, Hornbein
The Hall of the Mountain King, Snyder,
and of course:
The Ascent of Rum Doodle, W. E. Bowman,
Hands down - The Ascent of Rum Doodle! All other books pale in comparison. I've never known anyone else who has read it.
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by markf » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:06 am

johnt wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:44 am
docjohn wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:56 am
Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whymper
Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator, Edward Whymper
Everest: the West Ridge, Hornbein
The Hall of the Mountain King, Snyder,
and of course:
The Ascent of Rum Doodle, W. E. Bowman,
Hands down - The Ascent of Rum Doodle! All other books pale in comparison. I've never known anyone else who has read it.
The Ascent of Rum Doodle is excellent! I wish I knew where my copy was. Not long after Earth Treks opened their gym in Golden, one of the route setters based a bunch of route names on references to Rum Doodle. So no, you're not the only person whose read the book.
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by Wentzl » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:14 pm

Touching the Void comes into the discussion far later than I guessed it would. Maybe y'all saw the movie and moved on. It is an entertaining read. And by the by, If you only watched "127 Hours" then go back and read that one. Not a "great" climbing book, but a good book worth reading; the movie just could not capture the essence of the suffering.

And to the OP. Please. "What is your favorite mountaineering book". Or, "What are your favorite mountaineering books" Or if you insist, "What's your favorite mountaineering book".

But please, fix the caption
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by greenonion » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:26 pm

Wentzl wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:14 pm
Touching the Void comes into the discussion far later than I guessed it would. Maybe you all saw the movie and moved on. It is an entertaining read. And by the by, If you only watched "127 Hours" then go back and read that one. Not a "great" climbing book, but a good book worth reading that the movie just could not capture.

And to the OP. Please. "What is your favorite mountaineering book". Or, "What are your favorite mountaineering books" Or if you insist, "What's your favorite mountaineering book".

But please, fix the caption
Ahem!... I think we need another English major to chime in here. Calling a friend... :mrgreen: “Whats y’all’s favrit mountain earring book?” ...for Gutnis sake...
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by shelly+ » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:08 pm

greenonion wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Wentzl wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:14 pm

And to the OP. Please. "What is your favorite mountaineering book". Or, "What are your favorite mountaineering books" Or if you insist, "What's your favorite mountaineering book".

But please, fix the caption
Ahem!... I think we need another English major to chime in here. Calling a friend... :mrgreen: “Whats y’all’s favrit mountain earring book?” ...for Gutnis sake...
just toss in a modifying clause..... that'll fix it. lol
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by greenonion » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:18 am

shelly+ wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:08 pm
greenonion wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Wentzl wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:14 pm

And to the OP. Please. "What is your favorite mountaineering book". Or, "What are your favorite mountaineering books" Or if you insist, "What's your favorite mountaineering book".

But please, fix the caption
Ahem!... I think we need another English major to chime in here. Calling a friend... :mrgreen: “Whats y’all’s favrit mountain earring book?” ...for Gutnis sake...
just toss in a modifying clause..... that'll fix it. lol
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by RobbS » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:48 am

markf wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:06 am
johnt wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:44 am
docjohn wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:56 am
Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Edward Whymper
Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator, Edward Whymper
Everest: the West Ridge, Hornbein
The Hall of the Mountain King, Snyder,
and of course:
The Ascent of Rum Doodle, W. E. Bowman,
Hands down - The Ascent of Rum Doodle! All other books pale in comparison. I've never known anyone else who has read it.
The Ascent of Rum Doodle is excellent! I wish I knew where my copy was. Not long after Earth Treks opened their gym in Golden, one of the route setters based a bunch of route names on references to Rum Doodle. So no, you're not the only person whose read the book.
I know where my copy is! This was a really nice surprise gift from my wife. It's the original U.S. edition too! A fast and fun book, I think it's about time to re-read this one.


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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by greenonion » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:53 am

RobbS wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:48 am
markf wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:06 am
johnt wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:44 am


Hands down - The Ascent of Rum Doodle! All other books pale in comparison. I've never known anyone else who has read it.
The Ascent of Rum Doodle is excellent! I wish I knew where my copy was. Not long after Earth Treks opened their gym in Golden, one of the route setters based a bunch of route names on references to Rum Doodle. So no, you're not the only person whose read the book.
I know where my copy is! This was a really nice surprise gift from my wife. It's the original U.S. edition too! A fast and fun book, I think it's about time to re-read this one.


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Very cool. I gotta get this one.
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by justiner » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:57 am

Anyone mention, No Picnic on Mount Kenya? Quite a good read.
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by pw » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:29 pm

"The Last Step" by Rick Ridgeway. About an American expedition to K2. Good look at group dynamics, when you put a bunch of driven type A personalities together, leads to some conflict.

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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by markf » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:52 am

justiner wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:57 am
Anyone mention, No Picnic on Mount Kenya? Quite a good read.
Thanks for reminding me, I just made sure that my copy is sitting on my shelf. An excellent story.
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Re: What's your favorite mountaineering books?

Post by Scott P » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:55 pm

I just finished Left for Dead (Beck Weathers) again. I don't know why. I read it several years ago and hated it. I thought I'd read again and see if older age would change my perspective. It did. I hated the book even more.

Am I alone on this? Does anyone else dislike the book as much as I do?
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