Snow in the Kingdom
Webster, Ed. Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest. El Dorado Springs, Mountain Imagery. 2000. First Edition
"Figuratively, the dichotomous title of Ed Webster’s book tells a lot about what’s inside. The first phrase, “Snow in the Kingdom,” is wonderfully transcendent and enigmatic, hinting at something both heroic and humble, powerful yet serene. The second half, “My Storm Years on Everest,” made me grind my teeth just a bit the first time I read it. There is something self-absorbed here, like we’re soon to find out a lot more about Ed Webster than we might have otherwise chosen to know. And so it goes with this book: the full spectrum is represented, from the quite nearly sublime to something else resembling the narcissistic. Constructed around a tumultuous four-year period of Webster’s life, this 580-page autobiographical tome takes us from the life of a talented itinerant rock climber to one of the greatest Himalayan climbs ever, and covers quite a bit in between." Excerpt from Mike Bearzi's review in the American Alpine Club Journal Vol. 43. Issue 75. Page 416. 2001. Read the full review here.
Hardcover. 580 Pages. Dust jacket. Pages, cover, and dust jacket all in very good condition. Title page inscribed, "Feb 24 2001 To Shawn & Laura, With very best wishes from the author. Ed Webster"
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