9th Ave: Graham Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of Graham Zimmerman's A Fine Line. The cover is a forest green with rows of triangles down the cover. The triangles comprised together are a cloudy sky, a blue sky, and Graham Zimmerman standing on a mountain.
Join us on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm PT when Graham Zimmerman joins us to celebrate the release of his book, A Fine Line: Searching for Balance Among Mountains, at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Or watch online at the link below

Praise for A Fine Line
"Vivid descriptions of climbs and conditions are thoughtfully paired with the author’s growth as a sportsman and a person. Highly recommended for readers of memoirs, sports narratives, and outdoor adventures."—Catherine Lantz, Library Journal

"A Fine Line reveals the realities of climbing and highlights an intentional approach to reaching the tallest pinnacles and living a balanced, meaningful life."—Wendy Hinman, Foreword Reviews

"Obviously for fans of extreme outdoor sports, Zimmerman's debut is also recommended for readers seeking wisdom and balance in any pursuit."—Julia Kastner, Shelf Awareness

About A Fine Line
How do we reconcile our love of outdoor adventure with the inevitability of loss in high-risk sports? Still in his thirties, Graham Zimmerman has made first ascents from Alaska to Pakistan, and in 2020 he received the Piolet d’Or for his climb on Pakistan’s Link Sar with Steve Swenson. A sponsored athlete who is sought out as a climbing partner, Zimmerman knows that he must find a balance between his ambitions as an alpinist and his social responsibilities--as a husband, climate advocate, and community leader.

His generation has faced devastating grief in the mountains, and his cohort has witnessed firsthand the effects of climate change in the form of disappearing glaciers and increasingly erratic weather. Zimmerman writes of the exhilaration he feels while climbing but also the painful realization that summiting at all costs is an outdated model. As A Fine Line traces Graham’s journey, mountain lovers everywhere will see themselves in this coming-of-age story of adventure and personal reckoning.

About Graham Zimmerman
As a professional climber, Graham Zimmerman is one of the most acclaimed alpinists of his generation. After graduating from Otago University in 2007 with a degree in geography, he focused on alpinism, a pursuit that has taken him on expeditions to Alaska, Patagonia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and all over the lower 48 and Canada. His awards include the 2020 Piolet d’Or, 2016 Cutting Edge Award for Excellence in Alpine Climbing, 2014 Piolet d’Or Top 5 Finalist, and 2010 New Zealand Alpinist of the Year. Dedicated to using his platform for good, he holds leadership roles in a range of nonprofits and outdoor companies, including the American Alpine Club and Protect Our Winters. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Shannon, and their dog, Pebble.

A Fine Line: Searching for Balance Among Mountains By Graham Zimmerman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680515909
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Mountaineers Books - September 20th, 2023

"A Fine Line reveals the realities of climbing and highlights an intentional approach to reaching the tallest pinnacles and living a balanced, meaningful life." -- Wendy Hinman, Foreword Reviews

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