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Offline Caz

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WOS book
« on: August 10, 2011, 06:42:58 pm »
Anyone have the WoS book that I could borrow?

I've been trying to find a new book, and I saw that Peter Hahn suggested it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. The problem is that it's out of print and kind of expensive on Amazon.

If nobody has a copy I'll pick it up on Amazon and offer it up here after I read it...

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 06:47:17 pm »
Hey Cas,

I'm keen to read it as well. If you find a good second hand copy I'll split it 50/50 with you and after you read it post it to me. I can give you some money towards the postage as well.

Anyhow, just a thought.

Cheers

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 07:18:56 pm »
I'm gonna wait till tomorrow, if nobody has a copy there is a used copy for 20 bucks I'll pick up. No need to split the cost. It will just be another book in the BW.com book club.


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Re: WOS book
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 07:20:21 pm »
I'll take a turn with it when it comes available.

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 05:52:09 pm »
The book is being shipped now. I'll let you know when I'm done. I'm leaving for Mexico and I am taking it with me if it's here in time. I'll see if you still want it when I'm back, John. If not or when your done Mark is net in line.

By the way. I finished Camp 4 recently. Anyone want a crack at that one? PM me with your email and I'll shoot it off to you.


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Re: WOS book
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 08:09:40 pm »
bigwalls.com book club?

whoduv thunk it

cool

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:26:28 pm »
Ok. It took me a while to finish it but I'm finally done with the book. John, you still want it? If not I think Mark was next in line. Finishing the book and reading Mark's TR got me the itch again...

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 06:52:56 pm »
I have a number of books lined up right now, if John wants it, send it to him. I'll take it and get to it eventually though.

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 03:30:49 pm »
So Mark and John both are passing...

So who wants it. I'll ship it at no charge as long as you pass it to another member when you're done...


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Re: WOS book
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 05:24:43 pm »
I'd love to read it!

PM Sent

And book club style,
Anyone want to read my copy of Psychovertical by Andy Kirkpatrick?
or Sherman Exposed by John Sherman?

give me an address
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Re: WOS book
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 07:24:24 pm »
Got You PM.

I'll try and send it out by Monday...

Good book! If you want to skip the God stuff You figure out real quick where those parts are, but it's not too much. Kinda put's an interesting perspective on motivation...


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Re: WOS book
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 03:03:55 pm »
I sent the book out on Tuesday. Let me know when you get it...


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Re: WOS book
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 03:35:30 pm »
Got it yesterday in the mail! Looking forward to reading it on the plane this weekend. Thx
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Re: WOS book
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 03:57:10 pm »
I wouldn't mind borrowing a book or two from anyone willing to make the loan.  I don't really have anything of major interest to offer in return except for a couple of possibilities.

I have:

-Mountaineering: From Hill Walking to Alpine Climbing by Alan Blackshaw (1968).  I've never read the Royal Robbins Rockcraft books but I imagine this is probably a British alternative to those.  If you've got a thing instructional photos of burly Englishmen climbing in lugged boots, knickers, and wool sweaters this is the book for you.  Alan Blackshaw's obituary: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/article.aspx?id=4401

-Mount Washington Reoccupied: The Experiences of a Scientific Expedition Upon the Highest Mountain in New England - 1932-1933 by Robert S. Monahan (1933).  The famous wind speed record of 231 mph was observed the following year, in 1934, but there's still some pretty cool stories and photos with this one.

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 04:22:28 pm »
Hey Corn,

And book club style,
Anyone want to read my copy of Psychovertical by Andy Kirkpatrick?
or Sherman Exposed by John Sherman?

give me an address
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Re: WOS book
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 04:37:32 pm »
Thanks!  PM sent.

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Re: WOS book
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 05:53:24 pm »
Ok. Will mail that out mon or tues.
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Re: WOS book
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 10:43:32 pm »
Finished WOS this weekend. Who's next on the book list.

B.Corn. Looks like I forgot to send out those other books to you. I'm going to get on that. For realz. I swears. No really, I feel bad.
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Re: WOS book
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 10:47:40 pm »
WOS:
Not my favorite book by far but interesting and a quick read (skipped the god parts too) finished in a couple of hours. I found it reads best when pounding beers at the same time.

Distracting inconsistencies abound, but the actual climbing and suffering writing was quite engaging. Chapter 1 is a 2nd person experiment meant more to train the reader in terms than build the story.

Having spent so much time practicing at Riverside Quarry, I found those short sections to be the most personally interesting.
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