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The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old's Summit of Mt. Everest

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In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed to open at eleven thousand feet. He had cracked three vertebrae and had come within a fraction of an inch of severing his spinal cord. A grueling eight months of physical therapy followed. Bear had to retrain his muscles to do all of the things we take for granted-how to sit, to stand, to walk, even to breathe. Eighteen months after his accident, he overcame incredible odds to reach the peak of Everest.

The Kid Who Climbed Everest is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make this story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

Bear Grylls was brought up on a small island off the south coast of England, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Now one of the youngest and most sought-after motivational speakers, he relates his remarkable experiences to audiences and corporations all around the world.

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THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

Synopsis:

 
 
Author featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show
 
 
See the author's interview with Oprah:

http: //www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200701/tows_past_20070131.jhtml

 
THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

Synopsis:

Eighteen months after a parachute fall, Grylls overcame extreme weather conditions and months of limited sleep to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

About the Author

Bear was brought up on a small island off the south coast of England, where his late father taught him to climb and sail.

A martial arts expert, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces (21 SAS). He then suffered a free fall parachuting accident in Africa, and broke his back in three places.

Yet despite this, and after months of military rehabilitation, he went on to become the youngest Briton ever, and one of only an elite number of climbers, to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Now one of the youngest and most sought-after motivational speakers, he relates his remarkable experiences to audiences and corporations all around the world.

Bear lives with his wife, Shara, and their little son, Jesse, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small, remote Welsh island.

One day he hopes to buy a home that doesn't leak.

Table of Contents

(1) Desert Plunge (2) Reaching Out (3) A World Apart (4) Moving Mountains (5) Among the Giants (6) Last Call (7) Breaking the Ice (8) Warning Shots (9) Brothers in Arms (10) Easter on the Ice (11) Make or Break (12) Summit Fever (13) Torn Apart (14) Stone's Throw (15) Alone (16) Above the Clouds (17) Borrowed Time (18) Why (Postscript) (Appendices)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592284931
Author:
Grylls, Bear
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Mountaineering - Ev
Subject:
Mountaineers -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color insert
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
 
 
Author featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show
 
 
See the author's interview with Oprah:

http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200701/tows_past_20070131.jhtml

 
THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

"Synopsis" by ,
 
 
Author featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show
 
 
See the author's interview with Oprah:

http: //www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200701/tows_past_20070131.jhtml

 
THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

"Synopsis" by ,
Eighteen months after a parachute fall, Grylls overcame extreme weather conditions and months of limited sleep to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.

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