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

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

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9780307720436, ISBN10 0307720438
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THE WILL TO CLIMB

As a high school student, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest.
In "The Will to Climb" Viesturs and co-author David Roberts bring the extraordinary challenges of Annapurna to vivid life through edge-of-your-seat accounts of the greatest climbs in the mountain's history, and of his own failed attempts and eventual success. 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.

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Number of Pages: 281
Original Languages: English
Author: Roberts, David ,  Viesturs, Ed
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780307720436
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0307720438
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