Over The Edge: A true story of kidnap and escape in the mountains of central Asia Greg Child
The dramatic true story of four climbers kidnapped by Islamic guerrillas in the mountains of Central Asia - and their daring escape. In August 2000, four young American climbers were shot at and held hostage by Islamic militants in the remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan; after six terrifying days, they made the difficult decision to kill their guard by pushing him off the mountain. When he fell from the cliff, they literally ran for their lives - eventually, after many dangerous encounters, they reached safety, exhausted and traumatised by their experiences. But it was not the end of the story; a year later the guerrilla they thought they had killed turned up alive...Greg Child, a leading mountaineering writer, has had full and exclusive access to the four climbers, three men and one woman, and much of their extraordinary story is told in their own words. The book looks set to become a classic of mountaineering adventure.