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Imaginary Peaks by Katie Ives
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Imaginary Peaks

The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams

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Narrator Petrea Burchard
Length 11 hours 53 minutes
Language English
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Using an infamous deception about a fake mountain range in British Columbia as her jumping-off point, Katie Ives, the well-known editor of Alpinist, explores the lure of blank spaces on the map and the value of the imagination. In Imaginary Peaks she details the cartographical mystery of the Riesenstein Hoax within the larger context of climbing history and the seemingly endless quest for newly discovered peaks and claims of first ascents. Imaginary Peaks is an evocative, thought-provoking tale, immersed in the literature of exploration, study of maps, and basic human desire.

Katie Ives's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Outside, The Rumpus, and Adventure Journal, as well as the anthologies Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing and Waymaking: An Anthology of Women's Adventure Writing, Poetry and Art. In 2016 she received the H. Adams Carter Literary Award from the American Alpine Club. She has participated in the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program and has served as a judge for the Boardman-Tasker Award, and a jury member, panelist, and panel moderator at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Ives is editor in chief at Alpinist magazine and lives in Cambridge, Vermont.

Petrea Burchard grew up in northern Illinois, where farm meets university, making her a townie with a love for animals, nature, and books. She started reading as soon as she figured out how and has been an actor since she could get anyone to pay attention. Petrea's stage experience covers everything from Second City comedy to Shakespeare, and her resume includes television, film, and voice-over work. Petrea earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing with a double minor in theater and French. Along with numerous articles and short stories she has published a time-slip novel, Camelot & Vine, and a book of comic essays, Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood with Headshot in Hand, about being a journeyman actor in Hollywood. When she's not narrating audiobooks in her Los Angeles home studio, Petrea loves to travel. But a hike in the mountains with her husband and their pit bull, Melly, is as good as a weekend in Paris.

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