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Re: What are you reading?

Postby d_baker » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:07 pm

The forum on 14ers.com.
And probably too often.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby DurangoJenn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:34 pm

d_baker wrote:The forum on 14ers.com.
And probably too often.


Just finished The Lost Cyclist. Needed something light after that so am reading Drink, Play, F@#k.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Reyven » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:59 am

Just finished Surviving the Extremes. Its a book about the human body and its reaction and adaptation to extreme conditions. Its written by an MD with first hand experience in the adverse conditions and the injuries he has seen and dealt with. He talks about everything from desert life to outer space, including Everest and deep sea diving. Its really quite amazing how we have adapted.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MtnHub » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Will need to get a new book pretty soon, so thought I'd check out some of the suggestions listed on this thread.

Have been reading Paul K Chappell's Peaceful Revolution. Is excellent reading and a must for anyone who thinks peace is unattainable. Was recommended by our friend in BV who we stayed with in July. He spoke there recently and she was extremely impressed. Would loved to have heard and met this young person (a West Point grad and Iraq War vet).
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Brian Thomas » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:15 pm

MtnHub wrote:Will need to get a new book pretty soon

Thanks for giving this thread a bump after 7 months. TeeVee is dumb. Professional sports are dumb. People should read more books.

Now reading: "The Last Of His Kind" by David Roberts, bio of American mountaineer Brad Washburn and "Smythe's Mountains, The Climbs Of F.S. Smythe" by Harry Calvert, both available from the Denver Public Library.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby oldschoolczar » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:36 pm

"Where's the beef?" -Wendy
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby taylorzs » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:18 pm

currently reading; "The Blind Watchmaker; Why the Evidence of Evolutions Reveals a Universe Without Design" by Richard Dawkins. An awesome book, almost finished.

Other Science:
"The Origin of Species" Darwin
"The Pathological Protein" Yam
"The Grand Design" Hawking
"The Double Helix" Watson
"The Selfish Gene" Dawkins
other books on Human Physiology/Pathology, Microbiology, and Evolutionary/Molecular Biology

other non-fiction
my guide book collection

Anything Edward Abbey favorite probably " Monkey Wrench Gang"
"Big Sky" and subsequent books in series. AB Guthrie
anything Tom Robbins
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." Edward Abbey

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby pkripper » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:36 pm

Just finished the Last Expedition, and my copy of No Easy Day arrived today.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby randalmartin » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:49 am

The Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide - Andrew Skurka
The Animal Dialogues - Craig Childs
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Amurph » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:51 am

Finding Ultra : rejecting middle age, becoming one of the world's fittest men, and discovering myself / Rich Roll.

Great information on food and resources for health and fitness.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JaredASkaga » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:04 am

Growing up in the Tetons as a child, I wanted to be a Jenny Park Ranger. They are the baddest dudes out there. "A Bolt from the Blue" tells their story exceptionally well. It is a very fast read.

Also just finished "The Long Way"[b][/b] by Bernard Moitessier. Although I have little time spent on the ocean, his spiritual reflections, in my mind, translate quite well to my affinity for the mountains.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Presto » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:37 am

Just finished a fascinating non-fiction book entitled The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche by Gary Krist. True, almost documentary-style, account of a real life natural tragedy that occurred in the early 1900's. The photos included are stirring, as are the personal journals and letters from those involved (and subsequent court records and testimony).
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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