Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff


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$19.95  $18.35
Mountaineers Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Johanna Garton interviewed more than 75 friends and family of Christine Boskoff and Charlie Fowler, including notable climbers such as Peter Habeler, Nazir Sabir, Willie Benegas, Phil Powers, Mark Gunlogson (current owner of Mountain Madness), Hector Ponce de Leon, Steve Swenson, and Conrad Anker. Garton also spent several weeks conducting research and interviews near the site of Boskoff's death in China. Garton is a journalist, attorney, and non-profit consultant who lives in Denver. Visit her online at JohannaGarton.com and on Instagram @johannagartonbooks and Facebook @johannagarton. Garton welcomes meeting with book clubs and can be reached at [email protected]


Equal parts climbing history, love story, and riveting mystery.--Vanessa O'Brien, first American and British woman to summit K2
Gripping and powerfully written, Johanna Garton's Edge of the Map is a fitting tribute to Christine and Charlie--and a time when American mountaineering loomed large on the world stage.--Luis Benitez, former director of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
The Next Must-Read--REI Uncommon Path
Christine Boskoff made her mark in mountaineering history with a long list of extraordinary accomplishments. Johanna Garton has written a well-researched and fascinating tribute that is both riveting and heartrending.--Jenni Lowe-Anker, author of Forget Me Not
Powerful and moving, Edge of the Map is a story of human endurance taken to its limits, seen in Christine Boskoff's egoless striving to master herself and the mountain. Ultimately, it's a tale of great love given freely.--Kristine Morris "Foreword Reviews "
An absorbing, unputdownable book about an intrepid climber and pioneer in high-altitude mountaineering... A wonderful tribute to her [Boskoff's] life and enduring legacy.--Lucy Heckman "Library Journal "
An intimate look at the friendships and adventures enjoyed by those in the close-knit mountaineering community.... Garton's research (explained in a surprising afterword) is impressive and should broaden the book's appeal far beyond those familiar with its subject.--Colleen Mondor "Booklist "