Warnings Against Myself

Warnings Against Myself

Meditations on A Life in Climbing

Book - 2016
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Perseus Publishing
From his youthful second ascent of the north ridge of Mount Kennedy in the Yukon’s Saint Elias Range, an in-and-out on skis for which he had not entirely learned how to ski, to a recent excursion across the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska conceived under the influence of rain and whiskey, David Stevenson chronicles several decades of a life unified by a preoccupation with climbing.

Stevenson describes climbing first-hand, but also reflects on climbing in a beautiful way that draws in both literary references and engaging characterizations of well-known climbers. His changing viewpoint on his dangerous obsession as he ages, marries, and has children (and then takes his son climbing) give the book a strong shape, and the work as a whole adds a new and thoughtful perspective to the literature of climbing.


Publisher: [Victoria, B.C.] : RMB, c2016
ISBN: 9781771601689
Branch Call Number: 796.522 STE
Characteristics: 243 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.

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