Over the Edge

Over the Edge

The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia

Audiobook CD - 2002
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Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young climbers were sleeping on their portaledges high on Mount Zhioltaya Stena in the Pamir Alai mountain range of Central Asia. By daybreak, these four young Americans would be captured at gunpoint by Islamic terrorists and marched for six days through freezing, treacherous mountains, with little food, no clean water, and the constant threat of execution. In a remarkable life-and-death crucible, they would be forced to choose between saving their own lives and committing an act that none of them thought themselves capable of.

In Over the Edge, the four climbers -- Jason "Singer" Smith, John Dickey, Tommy Caldwell, and Beth Rodden -- finally tell the complete story of their nightmarish ordeal. In pulse-pounding detail, author Greg Child re-creates the entire hour-by-hour drama, from the first ricocheting bullets to the climactic and agonizing decision the climbers made to push their captor over a cliff. Set in a powder-keg region of narcotics trafficking and terrorism, this is an astounding book about loyalty and the unshakable human will to survive.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2002
Edition: Abridged
ISBN: 9780553712889
0553712888
Branch Call Number: 364.15409 CHI
Characteristics: 5 compact discs

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