For more than twenty years, Rock & Ice magazine has published excellent writing from the world's best climbers. Now, for the first time, Rock & Ice editor Dougald MacDonald has gathered together a collection of the best of the best. The range of talent and perspective in this anthology of 25 essays is astounding. Jay Anderson reveals his obsession with an offwidth chimney on the cold high plains of southeastern Wyoming. Ruaridh Pringle, caught in a lightning storm, experiences a lifetime of terror in one climb. Weird clients and even weirder instructors are the subject of a John Long yarn. Will Gadd lets the influential, flamboyant, and iconoclastic Christian Griffith speak for himself in an insightful profile. And Christian Beckwith takes a moving and sympathetic look at the plight of Soviet climbers who disappeared from the climbing world after the collapse of the Soviet Union. These twenty-five stories represent the breadth of the climbing world, from bouldering in urban landscapes to mountaineering on remote and snowy peaks. Each offers a distinctive voice, a unique perspective. Here are tales by established favorites and exciting newcomers alikeone-stop shopping for the finest literature of the sport!
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