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The Mountain

Author: Roberts, David
Viesturs, Ed

Publisher: Touchstone Books

Format:Paperback

Scratch & Dent Copy

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The Mountain : In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love letter to the world's highest peak.

In The Mountain, veteran world-class climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs - the only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000-meter peaks-trains his sights on Mount Everest in richly detailed accounts of expeditions that are by turns personal, harrowing, deadly, and inspiring.

The highest mountain on earth, Everest remains the ultimate goal for serious high-altitude climbers. Viesturs has gone on eleven expeditions to Everest, spending more than two years of his life on the mountain and reaching the summit seven times. No climber today is better poised to survey Everest's various ascents - both personal and historic. Viesturs sheds light on the fate of Mallory and Irvine, whose 1924 disappearance just 800 feet from the summit remains one of mountaineering's greatest mysteries, as well as the tragic last days of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer in 1996, the stuff of which Into Thin Air was made.

Informed by the experience of one who has truly been there, The Mountain affords a rare glimpse into that place on earth where Heraclitus's maxim - "Character is destiny" - is proved time and again. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Nature & Outdoors   General
Sports & Recreation   Mountaineering
Nature & Outdoors   Mountains

ISBN 13:9781451694741
ISBN 10:1451694741
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:330
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00" h
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