"An exceptional book." - BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE 2009 "Beyond the Mountain takes the road less travelled. House takes the same approach he advocates for in alpinism - that of innovation, boldness, honesty and simplicity and uses it to produce a story of lasting depth." - BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK FESTIVAL 2009 "The rare climbing book that I felt compelled to read cover to cover in just a few sittings." - DOUGALD MACDONALD, UKCLIMBING.COM"
What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach.
Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steveand Vince the first Piolet d"or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans.
Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read destined to be a mountain classic. And it