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Rick Ridgeway

Full Name: Rick Ridgeway
Number of Works: 7
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ISBN: 0805053905, 9780805053906
Keywords: kilimanjaro, shadow
Pages: 288
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

<div>In one of the most acclaimed travel and adventure books of the past year, Rick Ridgeway chronicles his trek from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean, through Kenya's famed Tsavo Park. His tale is, according to The Boston Globe, "a gripping account of how it feels to be charged by an incensed elephant and kept awake at night by the roaring of stalking lions." But it is more than an adventure story. The Los Angeles Times noted that "the pace of walking gives Ridgeway time to contemplate his great theme and the great men and women who have struggled with
ISBN: 0898866324, 9780898866322
Keywords: ascent, american, last
Pages: 304
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

In September 1978, after 67 days on the mountain--nearly all of them above 18,000 feet--Ridgeway and three others stood atop K2, the first Americans ever to accomplish this feat. "The Last Step" tells the story of their extraordinary expedition. Illustrations. of color photos.
ISBN: 080506284X, 9780805062847
Keywords: lost, father, search, adventure, mountain, sky
Pages: 320
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

<div>A renowned adventurer travels to Tibet with a young woman in search of her father's memory and gains a fresh perspective on his own life.Combining gripping adventure writing with intimate memoir, Rick Ridgeway takes readers to the mysterious mountain domain of Tibet, and into the remote corners of his past. Twenty years ago, in the wake of a massive and terrifying avalanche, Ridgeway cradled his dying friend Jonathan in his arms and pledged to keep watch over Jonathan's infant daughter, Asia. Now Asia is a vibrant, headstrong young woman; hoping to help her connect with the father s
ISBN: 0446385166, 9780446385169
Keywords: summits, seven
Pages: 384
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

Two Undaunted Men Frank Wells was the head of a major motion picture studio. Dick Bass had made his fortune as an energy and resort entrepreneur. In middle age, both men left behind home, family, and successful careers to share an impossible dream. Seven Unconquered Summits The challenge: be the first to climb the highest mountain on each of seven continents, from McKinley to Kilimanjaro to Everest. The obstacles: many and merciless, from ice storms to illness to a measurement question that threatened to make their record-breaking expedition a sham. The prize: the sheer, exhilarati