The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kevin Vaughan, Jim Davidson

Narrated By: Jim Davidson

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: July 2014

Duration: 7 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

On June 21, 1992, two best friends summited Mount Rainier. Within hours, their exquisite accomplishment would be overshadowed by tragedy. On their descent, Jim Davidson fell through an ice bridge on Rainier's northeast flank, plunging eighty feet into a narrow crevasse inside the Emmons Glacier and dragging Mike Price in after him. Mike fell to his death; Jim, badly injured and armed with minimal gear, faced an almost impossible climb back out of the crevasse, up a nearly vertical ice wall. Mourning his friend's death, he miraculously climbed out of the crevasse and lived to relate his experiences.

Told in parallel narratives of the tragedy and the climbers' lives, The Ledge is both a riveting, wrenching story and an inspirational adventure tale.

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