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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan Narrator: Jim Davidson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781452672748
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Davidson and journalist Vaughn have crafted a modern Aristotelian tragedy. Publishers Weekly
  • “A modern Aristotelian tragedy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Ledge is a moving portrait of friendship and loss.”

    Wall Street Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/17/2011

    " A good (true) adventure story. A bit too technical at times for me as a non-climber, but descriptive enough that I could get the jist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/4/2011

    " unbelievable story of endurance, faith, strength and will. amazing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/29/2011

    " I love books about mountain climbing and survival "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean | 9/13/2011

    " An great read about adversity, friendship, loss, gain, love and personal strength. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/9/2011

    " i'm a sucker for mountaineering books, especially this one because when i walk outside i see mt. rainier where this book takes place. also, i now spontaneously shout out "ice crevasse!" whenever i can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 8/14/2011

    " Great adventure and thought provoking story --very sad ending
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/13/2011

    " Trapped in a crevice,
    Man calls on inner strength to
    Save and heal himself. "

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About the Author

Jim Davidson is coauthor with Kevin Vaughan of The Ledge which was one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2011, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature (2012), and finalist at the Banff Mountain Book Competition in Canada. This amazing survival story is also featured in the “Killer Crevasse” episode of the television show I Shouldn’t Be Alive. Jim is a climber and international speaker who shares lessons distilled from a lifetime of mountain adventures. He has scaled peaks across the United States and been on high-altitude expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, and Tibet. Jim has summited the sixth highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet. He has volunteered for several difficult mountain rescues, for which the National Park Service has commended him and his teammates twice. As a mountain climber and expedition leader for thirty years, Jim is an expert in resilience. Prior to being a professional speaker and adventure writer, Jim worked as an environmental geologist for twenty-two years.