Free eBook Savage Arena download

by Joe Tasker

Free eBook Savage Arena download ISBN: 0312699840
Author: Joe Tasker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st U.S. ed edition (December 1982)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Biography and Memoir
Size MP3: 1518 mb
Size FLAC: 1888 mb
Rating: 4.6
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Joe Tasker lies, struck down by a tooth abscess, in a damp, bug-infested room in the Himalaya.

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Joe Tasker was one of Britain's foremost mountaineers

Joe Tasker was one of Britain's foremost mountaineers. A pioneer of lightweight mountaineering and a superbly gifted writer, in Savage Arena he vividly describes his participation in the first British winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger; his first ascent of the West Wall of Changabang with Peter Boardman - considered to be a preposterous plan by the established climbing world; the first ascent of the North Ridge of Kangchenjunga; and his two unsuccessful attempts to climb K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

I could never again maintain that I was caught up in this game unwillingly.

Электронная книга "Savage Arena", Joe Tasker Tasker's first book, Everest the Cruel Way, was first published in 1981. Savage Arena, his second book, was completed just before he left for Everest.

Электронная книга "Savage Arena", Joe Tasker. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Savage Arena" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Tasker's first book, Everest the Cruel Way, was first published in 1981. Both books have become mountaineering classi.

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Since then the names Boardman and Tasker have become synonymous with extreme mountaineering and have been given to mountaineering literature’s most prestigious annual award the (yes, you guessed it) Boardman Tasker Prize.

Joe Tasker was one of Britain's foremost mountaineers.

A book for dreamers: Savage arena by Joe Tasker. A story about a form of alpinism that has perhaps disappeared but which has certainly left its mark in history. Being able to dream implies being fortunate, there are no walls nor barriers, dreams overcome all obstacles. If, in addition to dreaming, you’re lucky enough to be a dreamer, then it makes for a perfect match! In the never ending story of mountaineering there are, and will always be, dreams to be realized and dreamers capable of making them come to life. I purchased a book, placed it on the shelf called.

This is a story of single-minded determination, strength and courage in a pursuit which owes much of its value and compulsion to the risks entailed, which thereby stimulate superlative performances. It is also a story of the stresses, strains and tensions of living in constant anxiety, often with only one other person for long periods never far from the borderline with moments of terror, and of the close and vital human relationships which spring from those circumstances. It is a moving, exciting, inspirational book about the adventuring spirit which seeks endless new climbing challenges to face, alluring problems to solve and difficulties to overcome, for 'it is not reaching the summit which is important, but the journey to it'. ....."
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This book vividly portrays mountain climbing "on the edge" in both the literal and metaphorical senses of the term. Joe Tasker and his climbing partners felt challenged to climb the most difficult peaks in the most difficult manners possible: in the winter, without oxygen, in small teams, via untried routes. Eventually Joe paid the ultimate price, disappearing on Mt. Everest in 1982. He handed in the manuscript for this book just before leaving for that final adventure, and this book has stood the test of time. Very well written, it describes climbs in the Alps and Himalayas in compelling terms but without any sensationalizing; indeed, if anything, the author understates the difficulties and dangers. He gives insight into the unique personalities who engage in this most demanding of sports, leaving the reader with the feeling of having gotten to know, and now miss, Joe and his friends.
I enjoyed reading the climbing exploits of Joe Tasker and his friends. The dedication and suffering that elite climber have and endure is remarkable. The book is similar to other books by climbers with their hopes, fears and tales of climbing. Being safe in my armchair, its tough for me to imagine the hardships and I keep asking "Why?". As I like to read "travel" books, this book fulfills my knowledge of the regions that Joe climbed. This books is a good read for those who want an true life adventure story, want to learn about the Himalayas and are interested in climbing.
vividly factual account of knife edge mountaineering, on expeditions modest in size- extreme in challenge
Savage Arena is a fascinating description of the idiosyncratic personalities & extraordinary abilities of renowned climbers of this era
A successful depiction of what is, to many, inexplicable: mindset of vocational extreme mountaineers
Unfortunately, I had just finished reading Steve House's excellent book Beyond the Mountain, before I read this book and for me, Savage Arena
paled in comparison and will not be memorable. It's an okay read and does offer one or two exciting moments and some interesting bits about the rigors of trekking. If you are an alpinist junkie like me, you will read it because we enjoy every climber's story.
Having read a ridiculous amount of mountaineering books -according to my wife-, I like this so far the best. It's a well written, honest and captivating account of some of his climbs.
Everything is in it envy, failure, succes, fear, misery, laziness, .. and not just a "buffed-up" story that makes everyone look good. Nice.
This is a poignant and fascinating account of Tasker's climbing career. If he had not died shortly after the completion of this book it would simply be another fine account of the dangers, frustrations, camaraderie and triumphs of climbing the big mountains. However the reader is let so deeply into the psyche of a skilled mountaineer that even over 30 years later the loss of Tasker and Boardman still seems so fresh.
The stories become progressively more terrifying as the book goes on, and I'm in awe of the physical and mental condition these guys have to be in to even make it to base camp, let alone all the way to the top. I know that to most of us it seems like total insanity to climb, and while I could never do it myself, somehow I feel like I can get inside their heads and understand why they do what they do. Maybe in my next life .....
One of the most entrancing mountaineering books I've read. What stands out is Tasker's humbleness - he really believes that he's not as skilled as the likes of Boardman.

I loved the fact that he was involved mainly in small expeditions. It made for a more intimate experience. And in these days of big, highly commercial expeditions, the story of Tasker's first trip to the Himalayas when he and Dick Renshaw drove themselves all the way to India in a clapped-out van (Renshaw having only passed his driving test the day before they left) is a time-capsule gem.