October 2008

Book Reviews

Fallen Giants: The History Of Himalayan Mountaineering From The Age Of Empire To The Age Of Extremes Maurice Issleman and Stewart Weaver, Yale University Press, 2008, 592 pages Issleman and Weaver’s massive tome summarizes Himalayan mountaineering in general the same way Michael Ward described Mt. Everest in his 2003 book Everest: A Thousand Years of

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Illegal. Dangerous: Train Hopping

A Different Kind of Outdoor Adventure WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK of outdoor adventure it involves visiting remote areas, by themselves or in small groups, and taking calculated risks to experience something beyond their static everyday lives. Those words certainly describe mountain biking, rock climbing, or backcountry skiing. They could also describe hopping freight trains. Only

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