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  1. says:

    The three mountaineering stories were interesting enough to read through them all I did enjoy the first story about Foraker the most but got a little tired of the authors assurances that all the climbers were professionals and were not putting their lives in danger It got a little old after the umpteenth reminder of their professional experience However Colby Coombs is amazing and does not appear to exhibit the typical arrogance that most climbers haveThe K2 story was the least interesting More of a glorification of men who choose to climb and die while climbing mountains The third story is interesting but way too wordy Most of the epilogue could be deleted but I think he wanted to give credit to the people who saved his life which is understandable I did like that the author confesses to being a lot cautious these days and has switched to hiking slot canyons where one is less likely to die


  2. says:

    Story of 3 accidents of mountain climbersMountain climbers are a different breed truly amazing They face incredible danger with every climbThis book details the beforeduringafter 3 horrific accidents on a mountainHard to stop reading


  3. says:

    This collection of three survival narratives had been on my mountaineering reading shelf for a while so when I saw it at Powell's in Portland I didn't hesitate to become an owner While the writing isn't stellar and the style is clearly directed towards a mainstream audience along the lines of what one would find in an adventure magazine like 'Outside' or 'Backpacker' each story is riveting enough to keep the reader turning page after page In fact though I'm pretty sure I had come across the author's account of his ordeal on Chimney Rock before in some anthology I reread it with the same vitality as if it were the first time Out of the three stories the most impressive to me was Colby Coombs' refusal to give up on Foraker after his partners were killed in an avalanche and he was severely injured To my amazement I found Coombs continuing to actively guide with the Alaska Mountaineering School today after overcoming this traumatic event early in his climbing career Scott Fischer's trials on K2 highlighted a lesser known side of elite high altitude mountaineering but I didn't find this story as compelling perhaps because it was about one of Fischer's very specific personal goals almost an obsession and also because Ed Viesturs was his partner thus boosting his chances by knowing he could rely on the best of the best Still the persistence in the face of adversity and the heroic rescue efforts can rightly be considered the stuff of legend Finally Potterfield's hanging on for life on a ledge after taking a really bad fall on Chimney Rock is vividly recalled not just through the victim's perspective but also through those of his rescuers whom he tracked down and interviewed extensively so that the story would be complete This journalistic attention to detail gives the story additional credibility and makes it stand out as than just another rescue In the Zone is recommended for all who hope to get a better understanding of what keeps survivors going in circumstances that seem impossible at first glance


  4. says:

    More interesting than the average book about climbing accidentsthe author covers 3 different accidentswhereas other authors pad 1 story with 100 extra pages of nothingHE ASKS WHY DID HIS BELAY FAILAND HE NEVER ANSWERS THAT UESTIONLike the author I always use a stitcht plate for belayingI could be dead it would still hold Did his partner misuse his tuber?Did he unclip for a moment to change something?Was he an idiot?Peter knows TELL USTHANKS


  5. says:

    I imagine Potterfield's thought process as suchThat near death fall and amazing rescue I personally have lived through is worth writing a book about but I just don't have enough material for a book What can I do about that? Well I'll tell absolutely everything about my own epic and write up a couple other good stories that haven't been published yetThe result is ok for a climbingountain literature addict but the problem is there are much better books out there Coombs story however is worth a re read


  6. says:

    This book is a compilation of three stories first it the epic survival story of Colby Coombs and his amazing retreat from Mt Foraker in Alaska in my opinion one of the most intense and amazing stories of American mountaineering history Next is Ed Viestur's an Scott Fischer's climb of K2 and then the story of Potterfield's near death fall on Chimney Rock in the Washington cascades This book should be in every mountaineers library


  7. says:

    Great stories made boring by Peter Potterfield First two stories drag on and on and on It's printed by The Mountaineers so most of the readers should be climbers That doesn't stop Peter from explaining basic climbing techniues to readers that don't need it The third story is written the best Peter writing about his own climbing accident


  8. says:

    In the Zone Epic Survival Stories From the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield Mountaineers Books 1996796522 This is a trilogy of mountaineering tales The best of the three features Scott Fischer and Ed Viestures on K2 My rating 710 finished 2003


  9. says:

    Horrorifying Well written and an easy read The stories will curl your underpants the amazing thing is that they are true The only dissapointment is that Peter doesn't ever explain why he fell so far Why did his belay fail?


  10. says:

    Pretty riveting stuff The third person explanations of the climber's thoughts got old and the first story rambles a bit but still really entertaining Biggest complaint he never explains why his belay failed


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In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

Summary In the Zone Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

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Field's extensive interviews provide first hand accounts some published here for the first time that share the thoughts and emotions of three men who confronted the ultimate challenge in this extreme spo In the Zone Epic Survival Stories From the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield Mountaineers Books 1996796522 This is a trilogy of mountaineering tales The best of the three features Scott Fischer and Ed Viestures on K2 My rating 710 finished 2003