A death on a high peak -- plus personal failures in
performance at altitude -- prompted Mike Farris, a 52-year-old college
professor, to write a book, "The Altitude Experience," due in May
from Globe Pequot Press. This is my profile on Farris' life in the mountains
and a peek at the 80,000 words he wrote to answer some of his own hardest
questions on performance, sanity and risk in high-altitude mountaineering.
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