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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

King David Jaloza, September 16, 2010

Coming from a man that climbs the worlds highest and most dangerous mountains for a living, Viesturs manages to come off as a likable average Joe. His ego comes across at times, but being he has been on the summit of Everest more times than most people leave their home country he deserves some slack. Ed talks about a fairly normal upbringing, getting into college to get a job to make enough money to be able to do what he loves, in this case climbing. He talks about living in a windowless basement and eating ramen barely scraping by, but keeping his eye on the prize. He talks fondly of all his friends and family, and takes climbing mountains very seriously. His motto stuck with me; "Getting to the top is optional, getting home is mandatory." This is a very inspiring book that has a little bit of everything, whether you enjoy climbing mountains or not.
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