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Cliff-hanger of a book.

With a 35mm camera close at hand, Galen Rowell scaled the world's highest mountains, becoming the most famous outdoor adventure photographer of his generation. A new book from the Sierra Club commemorates his remarkable career and untimely death (in a 2002 plane crash) with 180 vivid color photos and intimate essays from his climbing friends and fellow photographers. It's astonishing to realize where Rowell had to be--hanging from a cliff, scaling 14,000-foot Sierra peaks--to capture his unforgettable images. Galen Rowell: A Retrospective (Sierra Club Books, 2006; $50) hits stores in early October; call 800/777-4726 to reserve a copy.

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Title Annotation:September in the West; Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2006
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