What if the very country that claims the Cradle of Humanity is also the next Mecca for adventure: In March of 2007, four women traveled to northern Ethiopia to climb virgin sandstone towers in the Horn of Africa. They explored rock monoliths in a region that is best known for the drought and famine of the 1980 s and was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres of the Derg. Vertical Ethiopia is the narrative of their journey. Told through a series of vignettes that reveal what it means to climb, to travel, and to explore, Vertical Ethiopia looks closely at the intersections between adventure and culture, history and opportunity, and sky and sandstone.
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Majka Burhardt Majka Burhardt is a writer, climber, and guide living in Boulder, Colorado. Her non-fiction work has appeared in various magazines, including Men s Health, Climbing, Women s Adventure, and Patagonia. She has a BA in anthropology from Princeton University and a MFA in creative writing from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and is currently completing her first novel.Review :
An amazing read. Within the context of a first-of its kind travel adventure chronicle, the world of climbing is exposed and made accessible to non-climbers. This book is a wonderfully written story of culture, adventure, history, feeling and sport. It reads like a compelling travel journal and leaves you wanting the author to take another trip so you can live vicariously through her words again on the next journey. --Anna I. Ritter
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Description du livre Shama Books. Hardcover. État : New. 9994400320 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0924072
Description du livre Shama Books, 2008. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P119994400320