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Books to get you amped for climbing?

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We've all read crazy mountain survival stories but was curious what some of your guy's favorite books are that get you pumped up. I'm working through Twight's Kiss or Kill right now and although I can't say that I can relate to his level of intensity... reading about his attitude climbing and the suffering involved gets my ice ax stiff.

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Greg Child "Thin Air-Encounters in the Himalaya"

Chris Bonington "Kongur-China's Elusive Summit"

Gaston Rebuffat "Starlight and Storm"

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The book that got me interested in climbing, almost 20 years ago, was "Annapurna," by Maurice Herzog. I have no idea why, but my Dad had a copy on the bookshelf, and I picked it up and read it. After that, I read every book about climbing I could find. (And started climbing.)

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11 years ago I read "K2.Triumph and Tragedy" by Jimm Curran.

When I finshed it I knew that I will be climbing...and I am.

Now I am reading "Climbing Free:My Life in Vertical World" by Lynn Hill and this book gets me going smile.gif

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You're standing on my fingers - a corny book about a family that climbs together from the 'swanks to yosemite. early 70's. Wanted to do the daughter, maybe that's why I read it so much in the can? smileysex5.gif

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couple of those Curious George books got me pretty wound up when I was younger.

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That Babar dude has done some way-rad soloing. And he offered 10 grand for anyone who could keep up with him and crank what he cranked.

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Babar was a fag. I heard he took the little Bernstein bear as a gay lover

 

Teddy Ruxpin was broken-hearted about that, BTW.

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Teddy Ruxpin was broken-hearted about that, BTW.

 

I think maybe Uncle Tricky wrote about that?

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