Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Apr 5

Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
While all the others stood in slings in the steep groove a full rope length above, Konrad and Dad excavated a pitiful lwdge on which they could sit as long as their heels dug into the snow below. They found no place for safety pitons.
from John Harlin's The Eiger Obsession telling of his Dad's ascent of the Eiger's North face. John Harlin senior was to die a few years later on the first climb of the North Face direct. My love of mountains came through Heinrich Harrer's The White Spider and a summer holiday in Grindlewald - so I am enjoying this - if that's the right word! The book goes on to tell of the son's ascent of the classic (rather than the direct) route.

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