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Addicted to Danger

Author: Bullitt, Dorothy
Wickwire, Jim

Publisher: Pocket Books


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Addicted to Danger : Among the world's most fearless climbers, Jim Wickwire has traveled the globe in search of fresh challenges. He was one of the first two Americans to reach the summit of K2, the world's second highest peak, the toughest and most dangerous to climb. But with the triumphs came tragedies that haunt him still. During several difficult climbs, he was forced to look on helplessly as four of his climbing companions lost their lives. A successful Seattle attorney, Wickwire climbed his first mountain in 1960. Deeply compelled by the thrill of risk, he pushed himself to the limits of physical and mental endurance for thirty-five years, before facing a turning point that threatened his faith in himself and his hope in the future. How he reassessed his priorities and rededicated his life - to his family and his community - completes a unique and moving portrait of one man's courage and commitment.

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Biography & Autobiography   Sports

ISBN 13:9780671019914
ISBN 10:0671019910
Size:9.04" l x 6.05" w x 0.94" h
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