The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains

by Barry Blanchard The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.4 by 217 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Authentic climbing experiences
  • Well-written and captivating
  • Honest and intimate storytelling
  • Reveals the human side of alpinism
  • Acknowledges and credits climbing idols
  • Great glossary for climbing terms
  • Down-to-earth and accurate writing
  • Captivating and tragic storytelling

Cons from Reviews

  • Occasional excessive description
  • Some passages may be confusing for non-climbers
  • Possible quality issues with book
  • Amateurish writing at times
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