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For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In andlt;Iandgt;High Exposure,andlt;/Iandgt; elite mountaineer and acclaimed andlt;Iandgt;Everestandlt;/Iandgt; filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life. andlt;BRandgt; For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you — from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.

Synopsis:

In an absorbing memoir that goes beyond the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, world-renowned adventurer and mountain climber Breashears details his career climbing and filming the world's most beautiful and dangerous peaks. of full-color photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;David Breashearsandlt;/Bandgt; has made four trips to Everest's summit. His cinematic achievements include the IMAXand#174; movie andlt;Iandgt;Everestandlt;/Iandgt; and "Everest: The Death Zone" for the PBS series andlt;Iandgt;NOVA.andlt;/Iandgt; He is the recipient of four Emmy awards for his accomplishments in cinematography. When not climbing, Breashears resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents

FOREWORD BY JON KRAKAUER

PROLOGUE

1. THE KID

2. PERILOUS JOURNEY

3. WORM

4. CAMERA OBSCURA

5. HIMALAYAS

6. EVEREST

7. THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE

8. STRANGE WINDS

9. CLIFFHANGER

10. IMAX®

11. THE CRUCIBLE

12. REDEMPTION

EPILOGUE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PHOTO CREDITS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684865454
Foreword:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Foreword by:
Krakauer, Jon
Foreword:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Breashears, David
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Cinematographers
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Everest, mount (china and nepal)
Subject:
Mountaineers -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 page color insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 13.895 oz

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