Above the Summit: An Antique Airplane Conquers Colorado's Fourteeners (Paperback)
Join the author on a journey photographing Colorado's 58 peaks over 14,000 feet from a 1949 Piper PA-11 antique aircraft. Useful to hikers, mountain enthusiasts, and anyone who likes pretty pictures, the book is part photo journey, part art, as each image presents the overwhelming beauty of every one of these foreboding peaks. Organized by mountain range, the book contains detailed maps, an index of where to find each peak, and data on image orientation relative to the 14ers. Containing over 111 images, the author also shares his stories of adventure to create the book: flying by the seat of his pants with a map, no heat, and no radio.
About the Author
Garrett Fisher is the author of three books and Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Innovation. He is a visionary at heart - examining existing conventions from limitless angles and calling entrenched thinking into question: in economics, through literature, and via the arts. "Seeing things as others do not," he has enjoyed a career in management consulting, financial turnarounds, and Chief Financial Officer roles at many firms. He presently is involved in a number of highly interesting projects, from aerial photography to fiction to an innovative sequel to his first book, The Human Theory of Everything. If Mr. Fisher is not found working as a mad scientist on his many projects, you can find him flying his antique airplane, sitting by a majestic body of water, or hiding above the timberline somewhere in the Rockies. Aside from his published books, he has contributed to Wired and had his photography published in a variety of world-wide media outlets.