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dynomaster


Feb 14, 2002, 7:11 PM
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Hey Everyone!
Apprently my teacher wants me to write a ten page analytic research paper. We get to choose the topic, so I think I want to write about why we have the desire to put our lives at risk even though we don't have a death wish. My problem is I MUST have AT LEAST ten print-based resources. So, I would like to know if ya'll know any books that discuss this topic. Thanks for your help!

Andy


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Feb 14, 2002, 7:49 PM
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I don't know if your teacher will go for it, but some of the best written thoughts on that subject, in my opinion, appear in Mark Twight's "Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Seriaa Climber." Good luck.


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I have "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Rock Climbing" and it starts out with a section on why we climb. At the begining of the section is a quote by George Mallory. Asked why he wanted to be the first man to stand on the earth's highest summit, he said, "Because it is there."


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A qoute from Vertical Limit "I came here to live not to die" . I guess some of us feel more alive when we are closer to death.


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Thanks for the help guys, I'll defentally check those books out!

Andy


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There was something in the Trail's side book on rock climbing. One of the first sections is "Why we climb"


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Why do we climb?

"Because it's there"



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This topic was talked about a month or so ago. Do a search for it.


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