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Life, Death and Altitude

Posted by Stephen Regenold on Apr 16, 2008 6:28:59 AM

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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