Alpine Circus: A Skier’s Exotic Adventures at the Snowy Edge of the World

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Boldly going where few others have gone previously, Michael Finkel has spent twelve winters traveling crosswise over six mainlands so as to expound on the miracles and erraticisms of the world’s blanketed districts. In this accumulation of his finest work-part situate of-the-pants experience, part social investigation, and peppered all through with silliness and understanding Finkel takes the peruser from the underside of a torrential slide to the summit of Kilimanjaro. He bands together with a pack of Kazak herders in the remote pinnacles of China; he dispatches down the inclines of Iran as he finds out about the Ayatollahs’ Byzantine skiing rules; he experiences the painful Marine Corps mountain fighting preparing; and he goes up against New York City on crosscountry skis.

With uncommon aptitude and understanding, Finkel distinctively reproduces the excite of taking off an Olympic ski hop in Lake Placid, the energy of skimming through virgin snows on a remote Alaskan pinnacle, and the elation of taking off into the unexplored piles of inside Greenland. Thus, ALPINE CIRCUS turns into the courageous ride of a lifetime, a visit through an interesting world with an exceptional guide that is certain to excite both easy chair voyagers and Arctic explorers.

 

Weight 0.68 kg
Dimensions 9.24 × 5.66 × 0.61 cm
Brand

Brand: Lyons Press

Binding

Paperback

EAN

9781592280322

Edition

1st

Author

Michael Finkel

ISBN

1592280323

Manufacturer

Lyons Press

NumberOfItems

1

PublicationDate

2003-10-01

Publisher

Lyons Press

Studio

Lyons Press

NumberOfPages

224

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