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Stephen Venables - Slender Thread

Slender Thread

by

Stephen Venables

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Released
1/01/01
Book Genre
Specialist, Adventure, Sports

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Description

Stephen Venables and three companions made the first ascent of Panchu Chuli Va remote Himalayan peak on the borders of India, Nepal and Tibet. A rappel anchor failed on the descent, pitching Venables into a 300-foot fall. Crashing through the black night, flung from rock to rock, he assumed that he was plunging to his death. Against all odds he survived, but was left stranded 19,000 feet above a labyrinth of glaciers and snow slopes with two broken legs, the threat of gangrene, and scant food or medical supplies. If he was to return to his wife and son waiting at home some 5000 miles away, Venables knew he had to draw on his reserve of courage and determination. The third Adrenaline Classic, A Slender Thread is a spellbinding account of Venables' survivaland his intense personal struggle to understand the risks he takes for the sake of his insatiable passion for climbing. He comes as close to anyone to answering the unanswerable question: Why do they do it?

Product Details

Book Format
Paperback
Academic Level
General
Book Illustration
1
Series
Adrenaline Series
Contributing Authors
Stephen Venables
Number of Pages
237
Dewey Decimal Classification
796.52/2/092
Place of Publication
United States
Geographic Designation
  • India
  • South & Southeast Asia
Dimensions
235 x 146 x 19 mm
Cast & Crew
Clint Willis (Editor)
Perseus Books Group (Publisher)
ISBN-10
ISBN-13