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Epic

Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks
Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Summary

"Epic" is a mountaineering term that evokes a sense of treacherous disaster. The climb that went wrong: fighting blinding snowstorms and horrific avalanches; days spent tentbound running low on food, water, and oxygen; surviving broken bones and shattered spirits. This program offers a collection of the most memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the worst possible conditions.
©1997 Clint Willis; 1997 Balliett & Fitzgerald and Clint Willis (P)1999 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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Audiobook of the Year (ForeWord)
"If you liked Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, read this book." (Peter Kadzis, Editor, The Boston Phoenix)

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A must for all mountaineers

Some of the classic tales of mountaineering compiled into a well narrated compendium...I didn't know all the climbers, but there was plenty of action from Chris Boardman, Don Whillans and Doug Scott to keep my interest going...

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  • Lee
  • Aberdeenshire
  • 23-04-19

Enjoyable

My husband enjoyed all things mountains and exploration so this was right up his street.

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Mint!

Great book to listen of a series of short stories. Long enough to get interested in the story but short enough to not get bored

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  • CWW
  • 17-02-19

Chronicles of misery.

Nothing here will make you want to go mountain climbing. It is a string of stories, each detailing an adventure that devolved into perfect misery.

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