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!Download Book ♫ In the Zone ♲ In the Zone is a masterful account of three extraordinary humans and a fascinating depiction of the struggle for survival in the mountaineering world This gripping trilogy retells the true stories of climbers who narrowly escaped death on some of the world s most renowned peaks Each harrowing tale highlights the dangers, struggles, and instinct for hopeful survival in mountain climbing Author Peter Potterfield s extensive interviews provide first hand accounts, some published here for the first time, that share the thoughts and emotions of three men who confronted the ultimate challenge in this extreme sport How the Universe Got Its Spots struggles In the Beat of a Heart and instinct for hopeful survival in mountain climbing Author Peter Potterfield s extensive interviews provide first hand accounts Arriesgar lo imposible some published here for the first time Fratele mai mare that share the thoughts and emotions of three men who confronted the ultimate challenge in this extreme sport I imagine Potterfield s thought process as such That near death fall and amazing rescue I personally have lived through is worth writing a book about, but I just don t have enough material for a book What can I do about that Well, I ll tell absolutely everything about my own epic, and write up a couple other good stories that haven t been published yet.The result is ok for a climbing mountain literature addict, but the problem is there are much better books out there Coombs story, however, is I imagine Potterfield s thought process as such That near death fall and amazing rescue I personally have lived through is worth writing a book about, but I just don t have enough material for a book What can I do about that Well, I ll tell absolutely everything about my own epic, and write up a couple other good stories that haven t been published yet.The result is ok for a climbing mountain literature addict, but the problem is there are much better books out there Coombs story, however, is worth a re read This collection of three survival narratives had been on my mountaineering reading shelf for a while, so when I saw it at Powell s in Portland, I didn t hesitate to become an owner While the writing isn t stellar and the style is clearly directed towards a mainstream audience along the lines of what one would find in an adventure magazine like Outside or Backpacker , each story is riveting enough to keep the reader turning page after page In fact, though I m pretty sure I had come across This collection of three survival narratives had been on my mountaineering reading shelf for a while, so when I saw it at Powell s in Portland, I didn t hesitate to become an owner While the writing isn t stellar and the style is clearly directed towards a mainstream audience along the lines of what one would find in an adventure magazine like Outside or Backpacker , each story is riveting enough to keep the reader turning page after page In fact, though I m pretty sure I had come across the author s account of his ordeal on Chimney Rock before in some anthology, I re read it with the same vitality as if it were the first time Out of the three stories, the most impressive to me was Colby Coombs refusal to give up on Foraker after his partners were killed in an avalanche and he was severely injured To my amazement, I found Coombs continuing to actively guide with the Alaska Mountaineering School today, after overcoming this traumatic event early in his climbing career Scott Fischer s trials on K2 highlighted a lesser known side of elite high altitude mountaineering, but I didn t find this story as compelling, perhaps because it wasabout one of Fischer s very specific personal goals, almost an obsession, and also because Ed Viesturs was his partner, thus boosting his chances by knowing he could rely on the best of the best Still, the persistence in the face of adversity and the heroic rescue efforts can rightly be considered the stuff of legend Finally, Potterfield s hanging on for life on a ledge after taking a really bad fall on Chimney Rock is vividly recalled not just through the victim s perspective, but also through those of his rescuers, whom he tracked down and interviewed extensively so that the story would be complete This journalistic attention to detail gives the story additional credibility and makes it stand out asthan just another rescue In the Zone is recommended for all who hope to get a better understanding of what keeps survivors going in circumstances that seem impossible at first glance More interesting than the average book about climbing accidents,the author covers 3 different accidentswhereas other authors pad 1 story with 100 extra pages of nothing.HE ASKS WHY DID HIS BELAY FAIL,AND HE NEVER ANSWERS THAT QUESTION.Like the author, I always use a stitcht plate for belaying,I could be dead it would still hold Did his partner misuse his tuber Did he unclip for a moment to change something Was he an idiot Peter knows, TELL USTHANKS More interesting than the average book about climbing accidents,the author covers 3 different accidentswhereas other authors pad 1 story with 100 extra pages of nothing.HE ASKS WHY DID HIS BELAY FAIL,AND HE NEVER ANSWERS THAT QUESTION.Like the author, I always use a stitcht plate for belaying,I could be dead it would still hold Did his partner misuse his tuber Did he unclip for a moment to change something Was he an idiot Peter knows, TELL USTHANKS Great stories made boring by Peter Potterfield First two stories drag on, and on, and on It s printed by The Mountaineers so most of the readers should be climbers That doesn t stop Peter from explaining basic climbing techniques to readers that don t need it The third story is written the best Peter writing about his own climbing accident. This book is a compilation of three stories, first it the epic survival story of Colby Coombs and his amazing retreat from Mt Foraker in Alaska, in my opinion one of the most intense and amazing stories of American mountaineering history Next is Ed Viestur s an Scott Fischer s climb of K2, and then the story of Potterfield s near death fall on Chimney Rock in the Washington cascades This book should be in every mountaineers library. Pretty riveting stuff The third person explanations of the climber s thoughts got old, and the first story rambles a bit, but still really entertaining Biggest complaint he never explains why his belay failed. In the Zone Epic Survival Stories From the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield Mountaineers Books 1996 796.522 This is a trilogy of mountaineering tales The best of the three features Scott Fischer and Ed Viestures on K2 My rating 7 10, finished 2003. Story of 3 accidents of mountain climbers.Mountain climbers are a different breed, truly amazing They face incredible danger with every climb.This book details the before during after 3 horrific accidents on a mountain.Hard to stop reading. Horrorifying Well written and an easy read The stories will curl your underpants, the amazing thing is that they are true The only dissapointment is that Peter doesn t ever explain why he fell so far Why did his belay fail