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Addicted to Danger: Affirming Life in the Face of Death

Addicted to Danger: Affirming Life in the Face of Death by Jim Wickwire, Dorothy Bullitt 0671019910 9780671019914
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Adventurist Jim Wickwire, an eyewitness to glory and terror above 20,000 feet, has braved bitter cold, blinding storms, and avalanches to become what theLos Angeles Timescalls one of Americas most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers. Although his incredible exploits have inspired a feature on60 Minutesand a full-length film, he hasnt told his remarkable story in his own words -- until now.Among the worlds 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 worlds 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 mans courage and commitment.Addicted To Dangeris a tale of adventure in its truest sense.

Author: Jim Wickwire, Dorothy Bullitt

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 340

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 1999-02-01

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ISBN: 0671019910


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