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Short Synopsis
Between a Rock and a Hard Place meets Touching the Void in this harrowing account of a terrible mountaineering accident and one man's amazing escape from a hellish fall—a second-by-second retelling of tragedy, survival, and renewal.

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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.

"A cautionary tale about the true danger of extreme mountaineering." ---Kirkus

"Davidson and journalist Vaughn have crafted a modern Aristotelian tragedy." ---Publishers Weekly
Amazon Top 10 Outdoors & Nature

The Ledge

An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

Author Jim Davidson, Kevin Vaughan

Narrated by Jim Davidson

Publication date Jul 26, 2011

Running time 8 hrs

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