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Because It's There - A Photographic Journey [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Winger , Diane Winger

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Because It's There takes us on a marvelous photographic journey with more than 90 adventurous and spectacular images from five continents. Authors/Photographers Charlie and Diane Winger believe there is no better reason to move beyond a familiar horizon, explore what lies around the next bend, and discover a world outside our previous experience than "Because it's there."

Like George Mallory, who uttered that famous response when asked why he strove to be the first to climb Mount Everest, the Wingers are also inspired by mountains. Charlie is the mountaineer of the family, and nearly all the snow-covered, glaciated, massive peaks in this photographic journey were his passion (and obsession). Diane is the hiker and casual rock climber, but has ventured up a few of those more challenging mountains along the way.

The Wingers draw on their extensive collection of photographs taken while writing guidebooks, climbing and trekking among some of the most beautiful peaks in the world, and enjoying time in special outdoor areas which they have come to love. Along the way, they tell a few stories and share a few laughs.

About the Author

Charlie is a prolific mountaineer with a passion for climbing lists of peaks: the 200 highest mountains in Colorado, the 50 state highpoints, 100 USGS-named peaks in Death Valley, the 57 ultra-prominence peaks in the lower US, the highest mountains in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia, and many more lists few people understand (or want to).

Diane takes a more relaxed approach to hiking and rock climbing, placing a high priority on hiking on established trails, and hiking to places that are scenic. She is a member of the unofficial "49ers Club," having reached the top of 49 state highpoints. Her motto: "Just say no to Denali."

Charlie and Diane live in Colorado and are co-authors of several guidebooks on outdoor recreation. They also collaborated on Charlie's memoir which delves into more details about his numerous climbing adventures and divulges his very surprising and inspiring personal history.

Other books by Charlie & Diane Winger:

Two Shadows - the inspirational story of one man's triumph over adversity
The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree - 60 favorite climbs from 5.5 to 5.9
The Essential Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Highpoint Adventures - the complete guide to the 50 state highpoints

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5567 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466466804
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overall fun to look at March 9 2014
By Jason Pallardy - Published on
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This would make a good coffee table book. Would also make a nice gift for the armchair mountaineer in your family.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor composition April 6 2012
By Rita - Published on
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Admirable climbing and mountaneering shown in the photos but the photos are snapshot-like and poorly composed. They are better suited to a photo album or a slide night, not a book.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Photo Album - Personal March 25 2012
By Deanna - Published on
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These pictures focus more on the adventure than the beauty of the places. Average pictures that with a professional touch could have been vividly beautiful.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Breathtaking" Photographic Journey Nov. 26 2011
By Jo Streep - Published on
Charlie and Diane Winger have done it again! Their photographic journey in "Because It's There" takes the reader from mountain peaks to crevasses to sand dunes to sunsets to beautiful flowers and finally to green rice fields across five continents. I would recommend that this book be purchased in conjunction with "Two Shadows" (or any of their other books) as it gives the reader a chance to not only read but also to see their journey and vicariously experience what brought the Winger's to publish some of the most breathtaking photographs this reader has ever seen.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Gorgeous even on Kindle Jan. 18 2013
By E. Treants - Published on
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Wanted to try out my Kindle Fire to see if pictures would really work on it, they do. This book has fantastic pictures of some of many places I have not been. As the title implies, it is about MT. Climbing, not my sport at all, but the views, WOW! Photography is fantastic and the story is good. This is a short book and I managed to get it for free. it was a great opportunity to see how a Kindle works with pictures (very nice).

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