“Eiger Dreams” is a travelogue by Jon Krakauer, recounting his adventures climbing some of the most challenging peaks in the Alps. This book paints an exciting and often dangerous picture of what it’s like to be a mountaineer, as well as giving insights into the motivations that drive people to seek out such extreme challenges.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who has a interest in mountaineering, travel and adventure.
- The writing is exhilarating, making the reader feel like they are right there with Krakauer on the mountain.
- The book provides a detailed and fascinating look at what it’s like to be a mountaineer.
- It is an inspiring story of human achievement in the face of great adversity.
- The writing can be a bit dense and technical at times
- It doesn’t cover as much ground as some of Krakauer’s other books
- Climbing can be quite dangerous and may not appeal to everyone
Learn more about the author
Jon Krakauer is an accomplished mountaineer and author who has scaled some of the most daunting peaks in the world. In “Eiger Dreams,” he brings readers along on his adventures, recounting not only the physical challenges involved but also what it’s like to be a part of this exclusive community of climbers.
“This is a wonderful book – the best I have ever read on the subject of mountaineering. Krakauer’s passion for climbing and his skill as a writer come through on every page.”
“If you’re a fan of adventure, suspense and mountain climbing then this book is definitely for you! Jon Krakauer provides an insider’s view to the dangers and excitement that comes with chasing after some of the world’s most challenging peaks. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to climb Mount Everest or The Eiger, then this book will give you a good taste!”
“A wonderful read. Krakauer’s passion for the mountains comes across on every page. This book is a great mixture of adventure and reflection.”
“Krakauer takes the reader on a compelling journey to some of the most unforgiving places on Earth. His passion for climbing is evident on every page, as are his respect and admiration for those who summit mountains – regardless of how perilous that ascent may be.”