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The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna--The World's Deadliest Peak

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"Viesturs (No Shortcuts to the Top), with an assist from writer Roberts, conveys the almost manic dedication and preparation of the accomplished mountaineers mastering such dangerous peaks as the perilous Annapurna. Quoting from Soviet climber Anatoli Boukreev, Viesturs, America's most skilled high-altitude mountaineer, lays out the problems of humans scaling unforgiving terrain in the bitter cold without a margin for error: 'High-altitude mountaineering is the most dangerous kind of sport; it has the highest rate of fatal consequence.' He knew the world's killer peak, Annapurna, could be bested, for the French climber Maurice Herzog did it in 1950. Learning techniques from veteran achievers, he still failed twice to successfully plant a flag on the crest of the mountain, but he managed a triumphant climb of it in 2005. This is a detailed, nicely told account of a man's endurance and perseverance in achieving a singular goal." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Ed Viesturs is the first and only American to ascend all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. In addition to his collaborations with Ed Viesturs, David Roberts is the author of more than twenty books, including Finding Everett Ruess.

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Francisco, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Francisco)
If you are a mountaineer or not this book take us through Ed's personal struggle to finish his Endeavor 8000 on his last 8000m peak Annapurna.
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ISBN:
9780307720429
Subtitle:
Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna--the World's Deadliest Peak
Author:
Viesturs, Ed
Author:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
Crown
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Outdoors-General
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-PAGE 4 COLOR INSERT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.44 x 6.43 x 1.09 in 1.16 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Viesturs (No Shortcuts to the Top), with an assist from writer Roberts, conveys the almost manic dedication and preparation of the accomplished mountaineers mastering such dangerous peaks as the perilous Annapurna. Quoting from Soviet climber Anatoli Boukreev, Viesturs, America's most skilled high-altitude mountaineer, lays out the problems of humans scaling unforgiving terrain in the bitter cold without a margin for error: 'High-altitude mountaineering is the most dangerous kind of sport; it has the highest rate of fatal consequence.' He knew the world's killer peak, Annapurna, could be bested, for the French climber Maurice Herzog did it in 1950. Learning techniques from veteran achievers, he still failed twice to successfully plant a flag on the crest of the mountain, but he managed a triumphant climb of it in 2005. This is a detailed, nicely told account of a man's endurance and perseverance in achieving a singular goal." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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