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Over the Edge : The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia
by Greg Childs


Overview - Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers; the oldest of them only 25 were asleep in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan. At daybreak, they would be kidnapped at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is linked to Al Qaeda.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers; the oldest of them only 25 were asleep in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan. At daybreak, they would be kidnapped at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is linked to Al Qaeda. The kidnappers, themselves barely out of their teens, intended to use their hostages as human shields and for ransom money as they moved across Kyrgyzstan. They hid the climbers by day and marched them by night through freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little food, no clean water, and the constant threat of execution.

The four climbers, Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason "Singer" Smith, and John Dickey, would see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, executed before their eyes. And in a remarkable life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they would be forced

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594859595
  • ISBN-10: 1594859590
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 328
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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