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True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna
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Two failures to summit in and made Annapurna his nemesis. His successful ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. In the process Viesturs ponders what Annapurna reveals about some of our most fundamental moral and spiritual questions--questions, he believes, that we need to answer to lead our lives well.
Conrad Anker. Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In , the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure.
Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice. Cecil Kuhne. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying.
What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna
I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below…he was sliding and bouncing down. He passed out of sight, but I heard his body bouncing.
There wasn't a chance of his stopping for 4, feet. Steph Davis.
Throughout her life, Steph Davis has chosen to take risks, to trust her impulses, to make decisions based on what feels right inside -- and never look back. Studying to be a concert pianist, she quit music the day she was introduced to rock climbing. Later, she abandoned the respectability of university life and pursuit of a law degree to become a "dirtbag climber," living out of her grandmother's hand-me-down Oldsmobile sedan with Fletcher, a heeler mix dog.
In High Infatuation, Davis writes on the universal themes of life, love, friendship, personal empowerment, and more, told through a career in climbing.
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They draw us into her struggles with safety, independence, ambition, and compassion. The reality, however, was otherwise. The expedition was torn by dissent.
No Room at the Top
The honors heaped on Herzog were not shared by the other climbers, some of whom deserved them as much as their leader. In truth, the triumph of the expedition was all the more remarkable, and the story of what really happened is far richer than "Annapurna" suggests. In place of Maurice Herzog's idealized version of the conquest, David Roberts offers in "True Summit" the real story of the Annapurna expedition. Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, some of them unpublished, as well as books recently published in France, he gives the three superb climbers who accompanied Herzog -- Lachenal, Lionel Terray, and Gaston Rebuffat -- long overdue recognition for their achievement.
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