» » The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival

Fb2 The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival ePub

by Jim Davidson

Category: Arts and Literature
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Jim Davidson
ISBN: 0345523202
ISBN13: 978-0345523204
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (January 1, 2013)
Pages: 272
Fb2 eBook: 1800 kb
ePub eBook: 1351 kb
Digital formats: mbr lit mobi lrf

Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer. Jim Davidson and his friend Mike Price are both experienced mountain climbers. The story gives some background on each one and tells about some of their climbs. The main focus however, is on one particular climb on Mt.

Jim Davidson is an accomplished climber, speaker, and science writer. He has brought inspiration to corporate audiences and associations across the United States and overseas through his professional business, Speaking of Adventure. Davidson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his two adventurous kids and his very tolerant wife. Kevin Vaughan is a versatile reporter and writer at The Denver Post. Rainier in Washing state.

The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time

The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time. Then their triumph turned tragic when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse-the pitch-black, ice-walled hell of every climber’s nightmares. An avid adventurer since youth, Davidson was a seasoned climber at the time of the Rainier ascent.

My friend Mike Price and I summited Mount Rainier by the difficult Liberty Ridge route on June 21, 1992

My friend Mike Price and I summited Mount Rainier by the difficult Liberty Ridge route on June 21, 1992. As we descended the Emmons Glacier, without warning, a hidden snowbridge collapsed beneath our feet and dropped us into a huge glacial crevasse. But it's important, and so is Mike's memory. I wrote a book about it, which you can pick up from your local bookstore, called "The Ledge – An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival.

Davidson's book, The Ledge, tells the story of how he survived the accident and what he learned about himself from that experience. Although the book recounts a rather unusual accident in somewhat precise and technical terms, it nonetheless tells a universal tale of a person finding the inner resources to confront and overcome a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jim Davidson was an avid and moderately experienced mountaineer. His friend, Mike Price, equally avid about climbing, was more seasoned and technically adept.

The Ledge – An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival. Jim Davidson and Mike Price, two friends and experienced climbing partners, summited Mount Rainier by the difficult Liberty Ridge route on June 21, 1992. By Jim Davidson & Kevin Vaughan. A Story of Resilience. As they descended the Emmons Glacier, without warning, a hidden snowbridge collapsed beneath Jim’s feet and dropped him into a huge, glacial crevasse. Connected to Jim by the climbing rope, Mike tried to stop the fall but couldn’t.

Электронная книга "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival", Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan

Электронная книга "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival", Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Tom Doherty Associates.

Book Description The Ledge tells the story of Jim Davidson and Mike Price's ascent of M.

Book Description The Ledge tells the story of Jim Davidson and Mike Price's ascent of Mt. Rainier and the accident that left them trapped 80 feet down a crevasse after a snow bridge collapsed (Price did not survive). I was glad that Davidson included this in the book as I think it provides meaningful insights into grief, getting your life back on track after a major tragedy and a glimpse into the type of life that Davidson leads today (he is an inspirational speaker). The only drawback might be some of the technical climbing terms and equipment that are referenced throughout the book.

Mobile version (beta). Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The authors bring extreme climbing to life. . . . Perhaps no author can rationalize why some choose to risk their lives . . . for the thrill of conquering a mountain. The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time.”—The Denver Post   In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood atop Washington’s Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate mountaineers. Then their triumph turned tragic when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse—the pitch-black, ice-walled hell of every climber’s nightmares.   An avid adventurer since youth, Davidson was a seasoned climber at the time of the Rainier ascent. But the harrowing free fall left him challenged by nature’s grandeur at its most unforgiving. Trapped on a narrow frozen shelf, deep below daylight, he desperately battled crumbling ice, snow that threatened to bury him alive, and crippling fear of the inescapable chasm below—all the while struggling to save his fatally injured friend. Finally, alone, with little equipment and rapidly dwindling hope, he confronted a fateful choice: the certainty of a slow, lonely death or the near impossibility of an agonizing climb for life. A story of heart-stopping adventure, heartfelt friendship, fleeting mortality, and implacable nature, The Ledge chronicles the elation and grief, dizzying heights and punishing depths, of a journey to hard-won wisdom.   “Plunges readers into a dark, icy chasm from which escape seems impossible. Then it reveals the strength it takes to look up, and to start climbing.”—Jim Sheeler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the National Book Award finalist Final Salute   “How [Davidson] rescued himself is the core of The Ledge, and its most gripping part. The physical effort and will involved are astonishing.”—The Plain Dealer   “A moving portrait of friendship and loss.”—The Wall Street Journal
Comments to eBook The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival
mr.Mine
This is a powerful story and it is true. Jim Davidson and his friend Mike Price are both experienced mountain climbers. The story gives some background on each one and tells about some of their climbs. The main focus however, is on one particular climb on Mt. Rainier in Washing state. They have a fall and it tells the story of how they get out. You will learn a lot about the technical aspects of mountain climbing but it is presented well and it not boring. You will also learn a lot about the human spirit in crisis and about friendship. The story ends with how one copes after such a life challenging experience.
EXIBUZYW
Compelling story of human endurance and spiritual healing. The story is so well told that you feel you are right there with him. He describes climbing in such detail that you picture what is happening. Also a beautiful story of a father son relationship. I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs a story of courage.
Dianaghma
I wasn't sure how good this book would be as some are very good and some are very dry. This is very well written, fast moving with descriptions that put you on the mountain with them. I highly recommended this first as an interesting, captivating read,; second as a tribute of overcoming fear and near insurmountable obstacles; and finally to the two friends who braved Mount Ranier.
Mohn
I just finished listening to the unabridged Audible audio version of "The Ledge". While not a climber myself, I have read quite a few exploration, adventure and survival books and this was a good one. For my own tastes, I could have done with a bit less of the inner mind of Davidson. Some of that semed to bog down the story just a bit at times. For example, after listening to what seemed like a very detailed and lengthy account of events subsequent to the fall the author points out that it had only been one hour since crashing through the ice bridge into the crevasse. It semed much longer to me. In fairness to the author, I think that to a large extent the inner struggle was what he set out to write about and I think he did well with that.
Qusicam
It is cool to have some background that lead up to the main story. The fall was heart wrench that made me want to keep going with the story. This book is definitely good read and not too complex. However, I did need to look up some climbing gears and techniques terminology in the dictionary. Always keep going!
Knights from Bernin
For me this book was 50:50. There was some good adventure and wonderful friendship. But too much detail on the climb from the crevasse. I'm not an ice climber so perhaps that was my problem. And I do get it that it's heartbreaking to lose a friend but, again for me, there was too much of the expression of sorrow.
Grarana
Someone in my book club picked this book because her husband had been at Mr. Rainier on the day the helicopter carried out the deceased mountain climber. I would never have read this book on my own so because someone suggested it I read it. I learned a lot about mountain climbing and found the book interesting. It's more about the will to live than it is the actual mountain climbing.
I love books with amazing stories of survival against all odds and loved the book until near the end when the author talked about capitalizing on his experience. It seems he made his life after the near fateful trip all about the trip and his experience to a point of letting it define him.
Related to The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival
The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle) eBook
Fb2 The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle) ePub
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland eBook
Fb2 Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland ePub
The Name of the Wind eBook
Fb2 The Name of the Wind ePub
When Joy Came to Stay eBook
Fb2 When Joy Came to Stay ePub
The Cay eBook
Fb2 The Cay ePub
The One Only: A Novel eBook
Fb2 The One  Only: A Novel ePub
Mount Rainier National Park (True Books, National Parks) eBook
Fb2 Mount Rainier National Park (True Books, National Parks) ePub
Tim Walker: Story Teller eBook
Fb2 Tim Walker: Story Teller ePub
The God of Small Things: A Novel eBook
Fb2 The God of Small Things: A Novel ePub