- Publication Date: April 21, 2020
- Imprint: SelfMadeHero
- Trim Size: 7 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781910593813
- Page Count: 296
- Illustrations: Full color illustrations throughout
- Rights: US and Canada
An exhilarating graphic novel about the thrill and the terror of mountaineering
At 16, bivouacked on a mountainside beneath a sky filled with stars, Jean-Marc Rochette has already begun measuring himself against some of Europe’s highest peaks. The Aiguille Dibona, the Coup de Sabre, La Meije: The summits of the Massif des écrins in the French Alps, to which he escapes as a teenager, spark both exhilaration and fear. At times, they are a playground for adventure. At others, they are a battlefield. The young climber is acutely aware that death lurks in the frozen corridors of this Alpine range.
In Altitude, Rochette tells the story of his formative years, as a climber and as an artist. Part coming-of-age story, part love letter to the Alps, this autobiographical graphic novel captures the thrill and the terror invoked by high mountains, and considers one man’s obsession with reaching the top of them.
About the authors
Jean-Marc Rochette is a French comic book artist. He is the creator of numerous graphic novels, including Snowpiercer, which was adapted into an acclaimed film. Olivier Bocquet is a comic book writer and the author of numerous graphic novels.