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eBook Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range ePub

by Jack Turner

  • ISBN: 0312284462
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Jack Turner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (November 10, 2001)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1488 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1904 kb
  • Other: doc lrf mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 869

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Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves.

Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear and friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth: the Tetons. this is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Start by marking Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Like Thoreau and Muir, Turner has contemplated the essential nature of a landscape. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear friends. Teewinot is a book about a mountain range, its austere temper, its seasons, its flora and fauna, a few of its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wildness. It is also about a small group of guides and rangers, nomads who inhabit the range each summer and know the mountains as intimately as they will ever be known.

Teewinot : Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range.

Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range. St. Martin's Griffin. this is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild.

Jack Turner was educated at the University of Colorado and Cornell University and taught . He is the author of several books and essays. He won a 2007 Whiting Award. Teewinot: Climbing and Contemplating the Teton Range.

Jack Turner was educated at the University of Colorado and Cornell University and taught philosophy at the University of Illinois. He has lived in Grand Teton National Park for over twenty years and teaches mountaineering during the summers. Travels in the Greater Yellowstone.

This is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather and the glory of the wild. It is also about a small group of climbers, nomads, who inhabit the Teton Range each summer, who know it as intimately as it will ever be known. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth. He continues to climb the Tetons as a guide for Exum Mountain, Guides, the oldest and most prestigious guide service in America.

Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear and friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Tibet, and Peru, but he always returned to the mountains of his youth: the Tetons. Teewinot is his ode to forty years in the mountains that he loves.

this is a book about a mountain range, its climbs, its weather, and the glory of the wild. It is also about a small group of climbers-nomads who inhabit the Teton Range each summer, and who know it as intimately as it will ever be known. Teewinot is a remarkable account of what it is like to live and work in these spectacular mountains. It has something for everyone-spellbinding accounts of dangerous and deadly climbs, unbridled awe at the beauty of nature, and an extreme passion for the environmental issues facing America today. In this series of recollections, one of America's most beautiful national parks comes alive with beauty, mystery, and power.

Comments

Jorius Jorius
I first encountered Jack Turner’s writing in Abstract Wild. Here I found a thoughtful writer with a true sensitivity for all things wild. Though the setting is slightly different here the thoughtfulness remains and there is something in this book for anyone who even once has felt the strangeness and solemn majesty of great mountain ranges.
Macill Macill
I will be backpacking in Grand Teton NP this summer, so I bought this book in hopes of learning more about the area from an individual who is familiar with the park. This book was perfect for me. Turner takes the reader through a year in the Tetons based on his experiences living and working there as an Exum climbing guide for over 30 years. He paints a marvelous picture of each season, including flora and fauna that he sees, weather patterns, and trails he hikes. He describes different climbs he has done in the park, including those he has guided and those he has completed recreationally with friends. He occasionally presents his philosophical viewpoint on different topics, including the idea of "wilderness", and the way man interacts with nature. I enjoyed his writing style, and his ability to communicate to the reader his love for Grand Teton National Park. He made me love it as well, and I cannot wait to see it in person.
Zulkishicage Zulkishicage
A masterpiece of nature/outdoors writing. A very nice combination of what it's like to live in the Tetons as well as climb them (Turner's climbed the Grand Teton over 400 times, oi vey). This is in my all-time favorite Top 10, probably at about #3.
Nettale Nettale
Last year I was planning my first trip to Jackson Hole and GTNP and picked up this book because I was looking for some first hand stories about the area. I was pleased. I read Teewinot during the early planning phases (months in advance) of a three day backpacking loop just north of the cathedral group. In addition to great stories, Turner's details about wildlife, weather, and landscape helped paint an accurate picture of what I was getting myself into. I reread the book on the cross country trip out there before the adventure and wasn't at all disappointed or bored the second time through.

I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in GTNP, climbing, or wilderness adventuring.
Sadaron above the Gods Sadaron above the Gods
An excellent piece of writing on one of my favorite places.
I'm not a climber but even the descriptions of technical mountain climbing were great.
Bort Bort
Very well written. And Jack's impressive wherewithal of his home area is impressive and makes for highly enjoyable reading. I recommend this book to anyone who spends time in nature.
Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
Ho hum "this is my outdoors book." If you are acquainted with the area, this is interesting but NOT compelling reading. Having myself climbed almost all the major peaks in the area, I found the reading simpatico, but I found it easy to put the book down. I think I wasted my time buying it.
I have read Teewinot several times and have given it away countless more times. A glorious meditation by a mountaineer and philosopher with a gift for subtle observations.