The Mountain

The Mountain

My Time on Everest

Book - 2013
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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 multiple 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.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451694734
Branch Call Number: 796.522 VIE NVD
Characteristics: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1943-


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May 27, 2016

Ed Viesturs gives us both a personal account of his numerous attempts and summits on Everest, as well as some of the colourful, dramatic and tragic history of this most well known of mountains. A good read.

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