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    E-Book

    As Above So Below will be made available for readers to enjoy on Kindle and similar devices. Personally, I prefer print - but maybe you don't! Great for folks who travel.

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    Hardcover

    This is how I always dreamed of this book: hard bound, with a gold foil-stamped forest green cloth cover. Beautiful, comfortable in hand, and made to sit on a coffee table, or a bedside table. The "old-timey" style, mixed with the classical writing will make you feel like you're enjoying an apres-climb evening from a comfortable hut in El Chalten.

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    Original Art Print

    I commissioned the talented Craig Muderlak (http://www.muderlakart.com/) to do illustrations for the book, and the incredible Sarah Nicholson to do the cover illustration (the header image for this kickstarter).

    Receive a print of any illustration of your choosing from the book!

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    Mermoz Package

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    * Get an original art print of your choosing by Craig Muderlak, or Sarah Nicholson from As Above So Below.

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    * Get an official "Thank You" in the acknowledgments page in the book.
    * Get the signed Hardcover with inscription.

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    Fitzroy Package

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    Climbing with The Author

    Chris Kalman's not just a writer... Over 16 years of climbing he has climbed 5.13, onsighted countless 5.12s, and established over twenty first ascents of unclimbed walls and routes in Chile, Canada, and in the United States up to 1500 meters in length.

    * Go out for a day of climbing with Chris, and pick his brain about climbing, writing, and everything in between!
    * Get a signed copy of Hardcover book with custom inscription.

    * Climb to occur at the crag/location of your choosing, anywhere within a 200 mile radius of Fort Collins, CO.
    ** Options outside of that 200 mile radius MAY be considered, pending the proposal and the travel compensation provided.

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    The Fitz Skyline

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    * Get a day of climbing with Chris at the crag/location of your choosing, anywhere within a 200 mile radius of Fort Collins, CO.

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    The Angel Investor Secret Stash Package

    You get it all. E-book, book, custom print, signed inscription, thank you, customized climbing adventure, etc.

    But on top of that, you get something very special... Another book! But not just any book. A collection of my finest (some might say weirdest), least "publishable", favorite, most cherished stories... The SECRET STASH. This includes works that I have NEVER shared publicly, and maybe never will. They are my dreams, my babies, the pieces of art upon which I refuse to compromise. Some of them may never see the light of day. But for you, my Angel Investor, I will print out a very VERY limited run (no more than 10, depending on backers) of these stories, and send a copy to you with a custom inscription, and a note about what each story means to me.

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