New title: Two Shadows

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new book by Charlie Winger:

Two Shadows – The inspirational story of one man’s triumph over adversity
(Table of Contents)
This autobiographical book is filled with Charlie’s adventures during 35 years of mountaineering, climbing rock & ice, and world travel. People who have met Charlie, attended one of his slideshows, or read his guidebooks will recognize his knack for telling stories. Some are hair-raising, some are a little crazy, and some will have you laughing out loud.

But Two Shadows is about more than climbing. It is the story of a boy who grew up under very bad circumstances and who made many bad choices in life — and how he “was able to so completely turn his life around, from someone who was headed on a downward spiral from which no good outcome could be expected, to the positive role model he is today…”

“Although this is an autobiography, the story Charlie tells in this book could be considered as an allegory for whatever personal summits we are attempting to scale. The mental fortitude, perseverance, and bonds of friendship needed to scale the peaks described here are no different than the qualities needed to excel in life in general. It is on the mountain that a person’s true nature is laid bare. It has been said that character is revealed not by one’s successes, but by how one responds to failure. Charlie shares with us both his successes and failures, and it is apparent that neither has done anything to diminish his indomitable spirit. It is this same spirit that has allowed him to “bounce back” (sorry Charlie) from the illness and fall that would have ended most other climbers’ careers.”

(from the Introduction by Dave Cooper)

We’re waiting for our initial inventory to arrive, and expect to start shipping around Oct. 15, 2010 from The Winger Bookstore (autographed copies)

Copies are available NOW from Amazon:

For those who use Kindle, the book will be available for downloading very soon at Amazon:

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