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Facing The Extreme : One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt. McKinley's Worst Storm Ever
Facing The Extreme One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt McKinley's Worst Storm Ever
Author: Ruth Anne Kocour, Michael Hodgson
She stepped into a death zone. The climbers on Alaska's Mt. McKinley called her "the woman." Ruth Anne Kocour, a world-class mountaineer, wasn't bothered. It was part of the challenge she faced as she joined an all-male team to conquer North America's highest peak...the mountain the Indians called Denali, or God. — Faced the extreme. But nine da...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312969851
ISBN-10: 0312969856
Publication Date: 5/15/1999
Pages: 288
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3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Facing The Extreme : One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt. McKinley's Worst Storm Ever on + 186 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. It was well written and told of her adventures climbing the different mountains. Expecially when she climbed Danali with her team of men. They had quite a time with the storms on this particular mountain. If you like this genre you will like this book.
reviewed Facing The Extreme : One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt. McKinley's Worst Storm Ever on + 46 more book reviews
I have heard the author speak in a book store. I enjoyed the story as she is a consummate climber that trained very hard.
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Interesting, but the author should have researched geography and history of Denali climbs in greater detail. Having been on Mt. McKinley, I find it difficult to accept her attitude of help your self, and let others do the same. She, along with others, experienced conditions almost impossible to imagine. But there is a definite macho theme of "I saved the group". She was a strong member of the "group", but just that, a member. The two climbing guides saved the group, and rightly so.

Too much repetition and not well written. A far superior climbing adventure read is John Krakauer's Into Thin Air.


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