Winner of the Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature at the 2001 Banff Mountain Book Festival!
Author: Mark Twight
Softcover; 206 pages; black-and-white photographs
The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2001
This book offers raw, unfiltered Twight--the real deal, not the homogenized fluff offered up by those who are often unwilling to offend.
Several of these pieces are new to U.S. readers; Twight has edited all selections and appended each with a current note
Included in the notes are confessions of inspiration, events that followed and lessons learned (or not learned!)
It adds up to a frightfully lucid look into Twight's life as a man and hardcore alpine climber
He is called "Dr. Doom." Raving and kicking against mediocrity, his anger and pain simmer close to the surface. He speaks and writes the language of the punk music that defined him. Mark Twight does not back down from the truth. He's a "one-man literary punk band." And here's his knock-out punch: Twight swears, this is the only collection of writing he'll ever publish!