Why We Climb written by Chris Noble, Foreword by Conrad Anker
The World's Most Inspiring Climbers
Through interviews with some of the world's most notable climbers, the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing: What compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world? What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, how can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks- lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility, and simplicity- be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?