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The Calling - A Life Rocked by Mountains

Barry Blanchard

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Description:

With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone's Horse Army Cadets. Soon kicked out for insubordination, he was already hooked on climbing and saw alpinism as a way to make his single mother proud and end his family's cycle of poverty. He describes early climbs attempted with nothing to guide him but written trail descriptions and the cajones of youth. He slowly acquires the skills, equipment and partners necessary to tackle more and more difficult climbs, farther and farther afield: throughout the Canadian Rockies, into Alaska and the French Alps and on to Everest, Peru, and the challenging mountains in Pakistan. From each he learns lessons that only nature and extreme endeavor can teach. This is the story of the culture of climbing in the days of punk rock, spurred on by the rhythm of adrenaline and the arrogance of youth. It is also a portrait of the power of the mountains to lift us - physically, emotionally, intellectually,

Language:

English

Length:

14h 15m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:16


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:28


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:53


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:25


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:07


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:30


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:31


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:46


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:02


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:39


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:28


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:32


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:08


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:56


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:38


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:37