PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables

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CHARACTERS Ü A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS On a dark Himalayan night his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically somersaulting from rock to rock and landing seriously wounded at the end of a rope suspe. Thorough and honest but if I m being absolutely truthful not as exciting or jeopardy filled as I d have liked Touching the void set a high bar for something goes wrong on a climb literature

CHARACTERS A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

CHARACTERS Ü A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS Nded above a 50 degree icefield This is the story of his arduous and almost miraculous survival and of the brilliant committed teamwork which brought him to safe. Overall disappointing read and I gave up about 45 pages before the end I just found it too technical with lots of climbing references and detail and there wasn t much drama or tension I realise it s tricky to get the right balance of filling in the background of the characters and getting to the action but I felt it took too long to get to the climbing incident And then when it arrived there were several pages of tension which was thrilling and then it fizzled There s no doubt it was an experience for Steve and I m glad he shared his story but I can t help but feel that putting his story in the hands of different editor could ve produced a much dynamic read Overall 25 stars average

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CHARACTERS Ü A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS Together with Chris Bonington and other distinguished British climbers Stephen Venables was high on the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli when at 1am. I went ahead and read the book in one sitting inspite of what some reviewers here noted I had to agree that it was somewhat dull The premise was promising but the unraveling of events and storytelling was insipid and unexciting Either the editor who wrote the prologue was exaggerating or baiting when he said the book belongs to the mantle of such incredible company such as Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air et al Nothing could be farther than this Maybe it was the author s self admitted difficult personality that made the storytelling bland Imagine instead of being grateful for the ever patient wife for helping the author ease back into everyday life with broken legs he was sulking for her not assembling a neighborhood welcoming party I m into the outdoors and mountaineering myself and I was not illuminated with even an iota of why puny men rise to the challenge of monstrous mountains in this novel There were a slew of names dropped that will fly over the heads of non mountaineers as well as anecdotes that were superfluous and added nothing to the narrative A wasted opportunity if you ask me If it were possible to grade this half a star I would have done so


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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables I went ahead and read the book in one sitting inspite of what some reviewers here noted I had to agree that it was somewhat dull The premise was promising but the unraveling of events and storytelling was insipid and unexciting Either the editor who wrote the prologue was exaggerating or baiting when he said the book belongs to the mantle of such incredible company such as Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air et al Nothing could be farther than t

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS I am surprised that Stephen Venables is able to make a living as a moutaineerwriter if A Slender Thread Escaping disaster in the Himalaya is a good example of his work I just really didn't like his writing style which made what should be a compelling and interesting story terribly boring I couldn't get through this book so maybe it improved by the time it got to the latter halfVenables book is mostly about a giant fall he took whi

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables This shows both how uickly disaster can occur and then how a situation can reverse from disaster to rescue when the odds appear insurmountable basically depending on the skill of a helicopter pilot I suppose I'm seeking some explanation as to why people want to climb and in such isolated areas ? I've come to the conclusion it isn't really explicable though the concept of flow when doing something well against the conse

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    CHARACTERS A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya FREE READ ↠ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO · Stephen Venables Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS A story of survival as well as deep determination Included the human aspect with emotions Lots of technical climbing words which may mean to a climber rather than a book reader Photos and maps added to the reality

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    FREE READ ↠ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO · Stephen Venables PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables Thorough and honest but if I'm being absolutely truthful not as exciting or jeopardy filled as I'd have liked Touching the void set a high bar for 'something goes wrong on a climb' literature

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    CHARACTERS A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables While starting I was a bit hesitant In fact the book was kept aside in my book shelf as usual Initially I could not find this that good However

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    FREE READ ↠ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO · Stephen Venables Stephen Venables · 1 CHARACTERS PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables Overall disappointing read and I gave up about 45 pages before the end I just found it too technical with lots of climbing references and detail and there wasn't much drama or tension I realise it's tricky to get

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables FREE READ ↠ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO · Stephen Venables CHARACTERS A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya I am a fan of climbing writing generally and have read of some of Venables exploits via other writers previously This climbing narrative manages to incorporate so many other facets without loosing coherence Economics geography history politics flora to mention but a few The disaster aspect reads well and the rescue helicopter pilots performed a remarkable feat However the book is satisfying overall not just the rescue I'm going t

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables This sounds as if it should have been a very dramatic and exciting book but I found it surprisingly dull Again with this author it seemed to take forever to get to the actual climbing incident and it was full of boring and irrelevant things and very complicated climbing descriptions which are fine if you are a climber but too much for non climbers like me

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya) Ï Stephen Venables Another great book about the Paunch Chuli range in northern India Gives a good feel for expedition living and some of the thrills and draws of climbing I went to a lecture by mr Venables and found him very enthralling his writing mimics his personality completely Very fun reading

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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • A Slender Thread Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya
  • Stephen Venables
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 9780099279068