Live on the Edge (vicariously!)

Touching the Void The true story of one man's miraculous survival.
127 Hours When a falling boulder traps Aron Ralston in a remote Utah canyon, a thrill-seeker's adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends as well as his own courage and ingenuity to turn adversity into triumph!
The Ascent In this novel, Tim Overleigh joins a team of men climbing the Godesh ridge in Nepal. The journey  turns deadly as the climbers fall victim to a murderer within their group.
No way down A dramatic account of the worst disaster in the history of mountain climbing on K2, the world's second highest peak.
Paths of glory At age 37, George Mallory decided to climb Mt. Everest and was last seen 400 feet from the top. In 1999, his body was discovered, and the question of whether he made it to the top remains a mystery.
High crimes Kodas exposes the ways in which money and ego have corrupted  both mountaineers and Sherpa guides.
Mountain Madness A biography of Scott Fischer, one of the climbers that perished in the May 1996 incident on Everest.
No shortcuts to the top

A memoir by Ed Viesturs, a cautious, but successful climbing whos' motto is “Reaching the summit is optional. Getting down is mandatory.”

K2 In this book, Heidi Howkins attempts to summit K2 alpine style.
Into thin Air Jon Krakauer recounts the deadly May 1996 summit assault on Everest.
Between a rock and a hard place Aron Ralston recounts his brush with death in the Utah Canyonlands.

Other movies of interest that can be requested from other libraries:

Touching the Void

Cliffhanger

Vertical Limit

North Face

Eiger Sanction

--KEL

 

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