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The Resource Addicted to danger : a memoir, Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt

Addicted to danger : a memoir, Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt

Label
Addicted to danger : a memoir
Title
Addicted to danger
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt
Title variation
Memoir about affirming life in the face of death
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Among the world's most intrepid and fearless climbers, Jim Wickwire has traveled the globe, from Alaska to the Alps, from the Andes to the Himalayas, in search of fresh challenges and new heights to conquer. Along the way he accumulated an extraordinary roster of historic achievements. He was one of the first two Americans to reach the summit of the 28,250-foot K2, the world's second highest peak, acknowledged as the toughest and most dangerous to climb. But with the triumphs came harrowing incidents of suffering and loss that haunt him still. On one climb, his shoulder broken by a fall, he watched helplessly as a friend slowly froze to death, trapped in an ice crevasse. Buffeted by storms, Wickwire spent two weeks utterly alone on a remote glacier before his rescue." "After more than three decades of uncommon challenges, Wickwire faced a crisis of heart - a turning point that threatened his faith in himself and his hope in the future. How he reassessed his priorities and rededicated his life - to his family and to his community - completes a unique and moving portrait of one man's courage, commitment, and grace under pressure. Addicted to Danger is a tale of adventure in its truest sense."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E9L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wickwire, Jim
Dewey number
  • 796.52/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.92.W52
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bullitt, Dorothy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wickwire, Jim
  • Wickwire, Jim
  • Mountaineers
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Mountaineers
  • United States
Label
Addicted to danger : a memoir, Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780671019907
Lccn
99163543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3169935
  • (OCoLC)39090260
  • (OCoLC)ocm39090260
  • 628591
  • 3169935
Label
Addicted to danger : a memoir, Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780671019907
Lccn
99163543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3169935
  • (OCoLC)39090260
  • (OCoLC)ocm39090260
  • 628591
  • 3169935

Library Locations

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