Dramatic accounts of climbing adventures from all over the world include excerpts from such books as "Minus 148 Degrees" by Art Davidson and "Touching the Void" by Joe Simpson
Epic is a mountaineering term that evokes a sense of treacherous disaster ? the climb that went wrong; fighting blinding snowstorms and horrific avalanches; days spent tentbound, running low on food, water, and oxygen; surviving broken bones and shattered spirits. Editor Clint Willis has gathered the most exciting climbing literature of the modern age into one cliff-hanging volume with 15 memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the world's worst possible conditions. Authors include Jon Krakauer, Greg Child, David Roberts, Alfred Lansing, and others.