AAC Green Mountain Book Club: July 26 next mtg, August selection
July’s meeting: Thursday July 26
7pm, Carpenter Carse Library, Hinesburg, VT
Discussion – Felice Benuzzi’s ‘No Picnic on Mount Kenya’
August selection: David Roberts’ ‘The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative’
These are Roberts’ first two books which have just been reprinted in a single softcover. Here’s my description from my site: Roberts has been singled out as one of the best mountaineering writers with his straightforward style. In ‘The Mountain of My Fear’ he describes his successful, yet tragic, expedition with three others which made the first ascent of the West Face of Alaska’s Mount Huntington in 1965. Written in only nine days this book has been widely praised. ‘Deborah’ is considered an Alaskan classic. In it, Roberts describes the 1964 bold attempt of two men to climb Mt. Deborah’s East ridge, a previously unclimbed route. An experience which ‘transformed a physical journey into an equally difficult inward one’.
I have three copies of this new edition in stock and would be happy to match Amazon’s price of $19.89 if anyone would like to pick one up at the next meeting. I also have one older softcover copy for $5 here.
Happy summer reading!
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