From Edward Whimper's ascent of the Matterhorn in the 1860s to Jon Krakauer's vivid profiles of modern mountaineers, this collection offers indelible impressions from writers who experienced the mystery and the grandeur of the mountains -- and who lived to tell about it. Highlights include John Muir's "A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta" and Belmore Browne's heart-stopping "Conquest of Mt. McKinley."
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"Bound in hardcover and elegantly printed, these school primer-sized volumes will make ideal 'literary companions' whenever you leave home."
"Full of quick, engaging reads, these two collections are great for armchair travelers or would-be adventurers sitting out a rainstorm."
"Explore contributor Wayne Grady has assembled stories and excerpts that evoke the mystery and lure of some of the world's most famous peaks."