As Above, So Below

A climbing story

Author: Chris Kalman

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Hardback publication date: 01 Sep 2019

Hardback ISBN: 9781684019694

SHORTLISTED: Banff Mountain Fiction Award 2018

As Above, So Below by Chris Kalman is a fictional climbing story set in Argentine Patagonia. When something goes wrong high up a mountain, one man is forced to face his inner demons along the way to the summit.

This beautiful hardbound book was published in 2018 as a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The story is illustrated by the immensely talented Craig Muderlak, and edited and revised at the the Banff Centre's prestigious Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop.

As Above, So Below has been described as 'Jack London's To Build a Fire for climbing', and reminiscent of James Salter's Solo Faces. In September of 2018, it was nominated for the Mountain Fiction Award at the Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival in Banff, Canada.

As Above, So Below by Chris Kalman is a fictional climbing story set in Argentine Patagonia. When something goes wrong high up a mountain, one man is forced to face his inner demons along the way to the summit.

Chris Kalman’s life has been full of wonder, a phenomenal ride. With climbing as his compass, and writing as his vehicle, he’s been across the American West, down perilous mountain roads in India and Morocco, through chaotic cities in China and Thailand, and among the untamed wilds of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia. Life has been good to him so far. He believes in: the power of language; the sanctity of wilderness; the equality of all people regardless of gender, colour, nationality, sexual persuasion, or any other irrelevant bullshit. Oh yeah. And climate change. He believes in climate change. Chris remains a dedicated climber – with many ascents and first ascents to his name around the world. He has also written for many publications including Alpinist, American Alpine Journal as associate editor, Ascent, Climb, Climbing, Gestalten, Patagonia, Rock and Ice and Up.St.Art.

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