Greg Child is one of the most important first-level climbers of the late 20th century. Child’s virtuosity spans the full spectrum of mountaineering: from short routes to leave the sinews, to charting new itineraries on the towering stone walls of El Capitan in Yosemite, to the most elusive peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas in India or the Karakorum in Pakistan. In addition it is necessary to add its literary facet, not easy in the world of the mountain; He is the author of articles considered today as classics of the genre.
Jon Krakauer warns us in the prologue:
“Never trust the written words, Child writes in the first line of the story ‘Granite Slasher’. At best, they are a mediocre account of reality. How can the magnitude of a personal experience be reproduced? How can you remember the feelings or the facts truthfully when the confusions of every second of thought would blow up any electrical circuit? Indeed, how? I don’t know how to explain it, but Child, despite his initial warning, has done nothing else on these pages. This book contains misfortunes and tragedies, haunting reflections, dark humor, and flashes of beauty so fascinating that they take your breath away. It is, without a doubt, an unforgettable book. Read it and be amazed ».
MIX OF EMOTIONS by Greg Child
Issue date: 2016
Place of edition: Huesca.
Edition number: 1st
Binding: Paperback with flap
Dimensions: 16 cm x 23 cm
Page Number: 264
Subjects: / Mountain Literature / Mountain (Spanish)