No Shortcuts To The Top
by David Roberts , Ed Viesturs
Editor: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
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This prehension and triumphant memory of the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering, as he makes his assault on history, one of 8000 meters from the summit at a timeFor eighteen years, Ed Viesturs continued climbing the Holy Grail: standing on the world of fourteen 8000 meters peaks, without the help of oxygen cylindersBut No Shortcuts Up is also much more about the man who was to become the first American to achieve this goal than he is about his extraordinary questAs Viesturs tells the stories of his most poignant climbing stories, he reveals a man torn between the dish, safe world himself and his loved ones, to share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can goA preternaturally cautious climber who once turned his back to 300 feet from the top of Everest, but who would not back away from a peak (Annapurna) known to claim the lifespan of a climber for both who has reached his peak, Life Viesturs by an inflexible motto, “Reaching the top is optionalGoing down is mandatory”It is with this philosophy that he vividly describes fatal errors in a judgment rendered by his fellow climbers as well as some of his own calls nearby, and gallant savesAnd, for the first time, he details his own essential and heroic role in the 1996 Everest disaster made famous by Jon Krakauer is In The Thin AirIn addition to the raw excitement of Viesturs de l’Odyssée, Pas de Raccourcis vers le Haut is made with many funny moments revealing the camaraderie between the climbersIt is more than the first account of one of the staggering achievements of our time; it is a portrait of a brave and dedicated to the family of man and his beliefs that shaped this most perilous and magnificent pursuit
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