I spent more than two years researching, thinking, planning, analyzing, agonizing, toiling, writing, editing, rewriting, revising, refining and proofing a book about the most beautiful mountain in the world, Cerro Torre. This site, along with my book’s Facebook page, will serve as a place for me to post book-related material. My book is entitled The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre.

For more information:cordes - CT jan2007 (LR) About My BookOrdering InfoTable of Contents.

Dates and locations of book presentations: Book Tour.

Below, I’ll try to keep a running list of links to my book-related posts.

Thanks for reading.

November 20, 2014



My Cerro Torre Book (and marg recipe). Nov 26, 2014. Intro book post.

Chapter One: Lost Time. Excerpt.

Old Patagonia: A Photo Tells a Story.

New Patagonia: The Winds of Change.

Closer to Truth. New evidence about what really happened.

4 thoughts on “Book

  1. I loved this book! What a fantastic and gripping account of the history behind this sought-after peak. I’d like to share the book with my partner, but he has no time to read and is looking for an audiobook edition (mp3 or CD). Are there plans for an audiobook version of “The Tower?”

    • Thanks tons, really nice to hear, glad you liked it! Ahhh, no plans for an audiobook at this point, at least as far as I know (I suppose I should know, so I guess it’s safe to say no plans). It’d be cool, I dig audio, but realities like time and effort preclude my doing so anytime soon. And with my audio heroes Jonny Cash and Lemmy Kilmister now gone, not sure who could do it. I talked about the book a fair bit on an Enormocast episode, but, unfortunately, no audio book. Anyway, many thanks.

  2. Thanks very much for responding to my inquiry. I can definitely understand the extensive time and effort involved in making an audio version! My partner and I could always read the book aloud to each other on our mountaineering road trips, I enjoyed the book so much it’s worth going through it again. Thanks for the link your Enormocast episode on the book, looking forward to checking that out. Again, awesome book, thank you for all your work in getting it out there!

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