A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya by Stephen Venables PDF

By Stephen Venables

ISBN-10: 1446493598

ISBN-13: 9781446493595

Publish yr note: First released in 2000
------------------------

Together with Chris Bonington and different uncommon British climbers, Stephen Venables was once excessive at the unclimbed and sacred mountain of Panch Chuli while, at 1am on a gloomy Himalayan evening, his abseil failed and he fell catastrophically, somersaulting from rock to rock and touchdown, seriously-wounded, on the finish of a rope suspended above a 50-degree icefield. this can be the tale of his hard and virtually unbelievable survival, and of the intense, dedicated teamwork which introduced him to safety.

Literary Awards
Boardman Tasker Prize Nominee for Mountain Literature (2000)

Show description

Read or Download A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya PDF

Similar sports books

Luca Caioli's Suarez, Messi, Neymar: Inside Barcelona's Unstoppable New PDF

Barcelona has lengthy been considered as a house of lovely soccer. In July 2014, already boasting Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barça paid greater than £70m to signal Luis Suárez from Liverpool to accomplish a ahead line that used to be undeniably exact, even through their very own excessive standards.

They had taken tremendously differing paths from South the United States to the beginning lineup on the Nou Camp. Messi joined Barcelona elderly simply 13, Neymar served a remarkable apprenticeship in Brazil and Suárez loved spells with Ajax and Liverpool - 3 prestigious educations with an emphasis on beautiful play.

Acclaimed soccer author Luca Caioli attracts on worthwhile tales, with unique insights from neighbors, households, teammates and bosses, to bare the tales at the back of the strikeforce.

The Face of the Assassin - download pdf or read online

Paul Bern is a forensic artist with an exceptional life-until the day a mysterious girl brings him a cranium. And the face he reconstructs for it appears shockingly like his personal. Now the nightmare starts off. The blackmail that would strength him into the final word struggle on medications. The challenge that may use his face to entice one of many world's most deadly males out of hiding.

Get Water exercises : workouts with the aqua noodle PDF

Water routines introduces the varied probabilities of find out how to continue slot in the water with the so-called enjoyable- or aqua-noodle. In a quick advent, the ebook explains the features and the parts of useage of the aqua noodle. within the tremendous useful part lots of percentages for workouts, frequently with adaptations, are brought, in each one case with accompanying images and an explanatory textual content.

Download e-book for kindle: SAS and Elite Forces Guide Hunting: Essential Hunting and by Chris McNab

Due to tremendous line works of art, the SAS and Elite Forces guide: searching demonstrates the center talents occupied with being a self-reliant hunter. From monitoring huge online game to taking pictures wild pheasant, this ebook is the fundamental consultant to discovering, killing and surviving off animals within the wild. The publication deals important pointers on an enormous array of issues, together with laying traps, development your individual guns, decoding tracks, skinning and butchering your kill, cooking meat and construction smokehouses.

Additional info for A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

Example text

1 Smooth implant surface Different interfaces have been described for machined implants, some dependent on the healing time and some depending on sample preparation method. , 1983). , 1985, 1986). , 1991, 1992). , 2004). , 2008).

2010). Adding Sr ion change the morphology of biomimetic apatite from plate-like for the pure HA to sphere-like (Figure 9). , 2010). Our recent findings have showed that biomimetically prepared Sr and Si-ion substituted apatite films deposited on Ti implants provide bioactive surfaces which promote early bone formation. , 2010). , 1971), silica-based bioactive glasses are slowly resorbing synthetic osteoconductive materials which are able to form strong chemical bond with bone. Several methods have been applied to obtain a bioactive glass coating on the load bearing part of the implants (Hench & Andersson, 1993).

7. Scanning electron micrograph of Brånemark BioHelix implant. The bottom portion of the threads is modified by laser processing, whereas the parts of the flanks and the tops are as machined. Higher magnification of the laser modified surface, showing the nanotopography. 28 Implant Dentistry  A Rapidly Evolving Practice microorganism and plaque, is characterised by relatively smooth surface to minimize the incidence of peri-implantitis, whereas the valley part of the implant threads has the rougher surface.

Download PDF sample

A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya by Stephen Venables


by James
4.3

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 22 votes

admin