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Summer Reading: “Beyond the Mountain” by Steve House, plus Book Tour Dates

Summer Reading: “Beyond the Mountain” by Steve House, plus Book Tour Dates

Aug 24, 2009 August 24, 2009

Beyond_the_Mountain_cover "22,000 feet on the Rupal Face, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan: August 15, 2004. I take a deep breath and push the honed edge of the knife against the rope. It doesn't cut. I whetted the edge for just this reason. Frustrated, I look at the small knife in the palm of my mitten. I have carried this knife upwards for four days, on a climb where every ounce counts both towards and against my own survival. The rope is sacred, both a symbol and the truest expression of partnership, but if I can cut it Bruce and I can rid ourselves of four pounds and climb to the summit."

And with that Steve House begins his new book, Beyond the Mountain, the latest title from Patagonia Books. In the foreward, Reinhold Messner says, "[Steve] is at the top of mountaineering. He climbs the right routes on the right mountains in a time when everyone is climbing Everest. He is also a great storyteller: he tells about doing, not about morals or lessons." Beyond the Mountain is available now from Patagonia.com and other online booksellers.

Steve will soon be embarking on a 20-city book tour to promote Beyond the Mountain with readings, signings and slide shows. Details are still being solidified but we can share dates and times for the first seven stops. Hit the jump to see when and where you can share an evening with celebrated alpinist Steve House.

Book Tour Dates for Beyond the Mountain with Steve House
(more dates and locations to come)

September 1st, Salt Lake City, UT
The King’s English Bookstore
7:00 pm – reading and signing with slide show
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
801-484-9100

September 2nd, Salt Lake City, UT
Black Diamond Retail Store
7:00 pm – reading and signing with slide show
2084 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 278-0233

September 3rd, Boulder, CO
The Boulder Book Store
7:30 pm – reading and signing with slide show
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
303-447-2074

September 4th, Boulder, CO
The Patagonia Retail Store
7:30 pm – reading and signing with slide show
1212 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
720-479-2387

September 8th, Denver, CO
The Patagonia Retail Store
7:30 pm (call to confirm time) – reading and signing with slide show
1431 15th St
Denver, CO
303-446-9500

September 10th, Ventura, CA
Patagonia’s Headquarters (The Grand Room)
6:30 pm – reading and signing with slide show
259 West Santa Clara St
Ventura, CA
805-643-6074

September 11th, Santa Monica, CA
The Patagonia Retail Store
7:30 pm (call to confirm time) – reading and signing with slide show
2936 Main St
Santa Monica, CA
310-314-1776

September 14th, Palo Alto, CA
The Patagonia Retail Store
6:30 – reading and signing with slide show
525 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-329-8556

September 21st, Vancouver, Canada
British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC), ANZA Club
7:00 – reading and signing with slide show
#3 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8
Contact BCMC to confirm details

September 22nd, Seattle, WA
The Patagonia Retail Store
6:30 – reading and signing with slide show
2100 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206-622-9700

September 26th, Jackson, WY
Teton Bouldering Project fundraiser, hosted by Center for the Arts
doors, 6:00 pm
240 South Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-4900
more info

September 28th, Juneau, AK
Foggy Mountain Shop/Baranof Hotel
7:00 – reading and signing with slide show
134 North Franklin Street
Juneau, AK 99801
907-586-6780

September 30th, Anchorage, AK
Alaska Mountain and Hiking/Bear Tooth Theater Pub
7:00 – reading and signing with slide show
1230 West 27th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-276-4200

October 2nd, Fairbanks, AK
Beaver Sports/West Valley High School
7:00 – reading and signing with slide show
3800 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-479-2494

October 7th, Portland, OR
Eco Trust Building
6:30 – reading and signing with slide show
907 NW Irving St
Portland, OR 97209
503-525-2552

October 13th, Boston, MA
The Patagonia Retail Store
7:30 – reading and signing with slide show
346 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
617-424-1776

October 14th, New York City, NY
The Patagonia Retail Store
6:30 (note new time) – reading and signing with slide show
101 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
212-343-1776

Stay tuned for more book tour dates, hopefully with a city near you. For more summer reading suggestions, browse our Recommended Reading list.

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[Steve House and Alpinist editor-in-chief Michael Kennedy see the book in print for the first time. Says Michael, "In Beyond the Mountain, Steve gives us a rare and profoundly personal glimpse of the drive, dedication and focus behind today's light-and-fast ascents." Photo: Christina Speed]

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