Mountain Climber

A Memoir

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About the Book

Nearing his sixth decade as a dedicated climber, William “Bill” Katra describes himself as “not a great climber, but a persistent one.” In his memoir, the author details his climbs in vivid detail, describing some of the world’s most popular routes while emphasizing that scenic beauty is as important to a hike as technical difficulty. From his early partner-belayed adventures to his more recent unassisted solo “scamper-climbs,” Bill’s techniques have evolved, but his love for the experience remains steadfast. Within recent years, Bill has again summited a few climbs from his younger days, often reflecting on where senior climbers fit in the sport’s changing social—and environmental—landscape. This memoir is a relatable and nostalgic account of a life well-spent in nature, as the author muses on his long-past adventures enriched and nurtured by the wisdom of the present.

About the Author(s)

Bill Katra has written several books about Latin America. He divides his time between La Crosse, Wisconsin and San José de Mayo, Uruguay.

Bibliographic Details

Bill Katra

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 65 photos, glossary, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7963-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3778-5
Imprint: Toplight