CAPITAN, EL - HISTORIC FEATS AND RADICAL ROUTES

CAPITAN, EL - HISTORIC FEATS AND RADICAL ROUTES

Like a younger, funnier Peter Matthiessen, Duane brought an easily worn literary and environmental seriousness to his beautiful 1996 book on surfing, Caught Inside: A Surfer!s Year on the California Coast and followed with a surprisingly entertaining novel about rock climbers, Looking for Mo. In his new book, Duane is again a knowledgeable but scrupulously unheroic participant narrator, conveying the wonder and self-torture of his subject without lapsing into glorifying clichE. El Capitan basically draws on the research that went into Duane!s climbing novel, re-creating the stirring ascents of the great 3000' granite chunk in Yosemite Valley known as El Cap, which is pictured throughout in dizzying photos. No one conquered the Cap until the late 1950s, but Duane shows the evolution since of the rock!s fabled routes"the Salathe, Pacific Ocean Wall, the Nose"and the change in emphasis from who will be first to whose ascent will be fastest or purest.
Editora: CHRONICLE BOOKS
ISBN: 0811824845
ISBN13: 9780811824842
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2000
Número de Páginas: 144
Acabamento: HARDCOVER
por R$ 95,30