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Postcards From The Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child by Greg Child

This book includes a marvelous series of short vignettes that cover a wide variety of Greg Child's climbing experiences across both mountains and boulders. These stories run the range of humorous to serious, and from philosophical to action.

Very cleverly written and enjoyable to read.


 Winner of a 1998 National Outdoor Book Award in the Outdoor Literature category and winner of a 1998 Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the Mountain Literature category. From the Award Citations:

NOBA: Postcards from the Ledge establishes Greg Child as one of most talented and versatile writers of the mountaineering genre. A competent and experienced climber, he is an astute and objective observer. He is humorous and serious, and as adept at elegant descriptions of the high moments of life in the mountains as he is describing the sordid and repulsive side of the sport.

Banff: "This energetic, insightful and well written book captivated the jury," says jury member Bob Sandford. "There is a lot of intelligence in Child's book and a great deal of wisdom and humour. Like all good literature, the book tells its stories slowly and eloquently."


Related Books

bullet Thin Air: Encounters in the Himalayas by Greg Child  Read Review
bullet Mixed Emotions: Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child by Greg Child  Read Review
bullet Stories Off the Wall by Jon Roskelley
bullet Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains by Jon Krakauer  Read Review
bullet Rock Jocks, Wall Rats and Hang Dogs: Rock Climbing on the Edge of Reality by John Long  Read Review

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