The Climb

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  • Personal Narrative : My Journey To A Mountain

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    father-son trip. I am not at all athletically gifted, so I was not looking forward to it. I could not envision myself climbing a mountain. To climb a mountain you had to be agile and surefooted. I was neither of those things. I was, and still am, very clumsy. Also my hand-eye coordination is egregious. I was exactly the opposite of what you needed to be to climb a mountain. I was academically gifted, but didn't play any sports and had no athletic experience whatsoever. My dad was also very academically

  • My Waipio Valley Lesson

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    Waipio Valley Lessons In the summer of 2013, my parents and I went to visit family friends in Hawaii. On the sixth day of our 14 day stay, our friends said they wanted to take us to visit Waipio Valley and do something special because it was Father’s Day. I had seen a shot of the valley lookout in a photo my Gram and Papa had taken when they visited Hawaii several years before. I thought that it would be a pretty cool place to go. I was really excited to see Waipio Valley. I wanted to explore the

  • Article Report On ' Growth Hackers '

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    man was running walking to his destination and came across a mountain. He could hear the sounds of those who were chasing him. The mountain like a colossus stood defiantly in his path. All that he had was a rope and no equipment to climb the mountain. It was either climb the mountain or risk being caught. There was no other way to reach his destination. He looked at the mountain and made a decision. He placed his hand upon the rock and started his ascent up the mountain. Some people saw the man climbing

  • Literary Elements Of Forshadowing In The Novel 'By Jon Krakauer'

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    Literary Elements Foreshadowing “My compadres dallied to memorialize their arrival at the apex of the planet … using up precious ticks of the clock. None of them imagined that a horrible ordeal was drawing nigh. Nobody suspected that by the end of that long day, every minute would matter” (Krakauer 11). “‘With so many incompetent people on the mountain,’ Rob said with a frown one evening in late April, ‘I think it’s pretty unlikely that we’ll get through this season without something bad happening

  • Personal Narrative: Moving To Galatia

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    Moving to Galatia was a big event in my life. If I wouldn’t have moved, I wouldn’t have my super reliable best friend. While we do almost everything together, if you are just a bystander you would suspect that we hate each other. The friendship we posses is uncommonly unique. Luke and I met when I decided to do the one situation kids dread, moving their senior year. When we first knew about each other it was from a mutual friend that I worked with. Turns out Devyn was his best friend. We would

  • Alliteration In Into Thin Air

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    The text is an extract from chapter 8 in Jon Krakauer’s adventurous nonfiction book, Into Thin Air, based on the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. In the text, the author utilizes simile, alliteration, and symbolism to describe the hazardous climb in Mt. Everest to the readers, which the danger further illustrate the theme of conflict of values. First of all, similes are used to informs readers about the deadly climate on Mt. Everest. When sunlight exposes, the author mentions the ice walls “amplifying

  • My Experience At The Nursing Home

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    TITLE I opened my eyes after a long, energizing slumber. At first, I dreaded the upcoming school day, but I soon realized that it was Saturday. The scent of pancakes and bacon was wafting up the stairs, my family’s normal Saturday routine. I climbed out of bed and got dressed in preparation for visiting my grandmother, another weekend tradition. I stumbled quickly down the stairs, shoveled pancakes and bacon into my mouth, and ran upstairs to apply my heavy coat of teenage make-up. I turned my

  • Bungee Jumping Short Story

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    opened. Timtiam, Pat and Plankton were taken out and put back into more water. “Okay, where are we now?” Asked Plankton. “No idea.” Said Timtiam. “We need to get out of here.” Said Pat, “But how are we going to do that?” “We could climb out the sides” Suggested Plankton. “That would work” Said Timtiam After five minutes of struggling they made it

  • Descriptive Essay On The Mountains

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    chime in and make a suggestion, saying “We should climb up from the base of the waterfall” everybody else quickly agreed since that seemed to be a nice little leisure activity for a group of teenagers. With the weather slowly warming melting the snow on the mountains causing water flow the scenery was just gorgeous, with many rocks having a bright reflective look caused by the sun and water interacting. This scenery was just perfect for a climb up the fall. As we climbed we all took notice of just

  • Essay On The Devil's Thumb, By Jon Krakauer

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    climbing the Devil’s Thumb “a dozen or so years,” ago, whereas Erik Weihenmayer, a blind man, pulls you into the middle of his story of climbing Mt. Everest with a team of nineteen. Krakauer, in an attempt to escape his boring, dead-end job, ventures to climb a mountain in Alaska by himself. Jon did not succeed on the route he had originally planned on taking, but did achieve his goal of reaching the summit of the Devil’s Thumb by going a different course. However; Jon found that climbing the mountain was