The Mountain: My Time on Everest

The Mountain: My Time on Everest

Ed Viesturs, David Roberts

In nationwide bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling writer Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a bright portrait of obsession, commitment, and human fulfillment in a real love letter to the world’s maximum peak.

In The Mountain, veteran world-class climber and bestselling writer Ed Viesturs—the merely American to have climbed all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks—trains his attractions on Mount Everest in richly specified debts of expeditions which are by way of turns own, harrowing, lethal, and inspiring.

The optimum mountain on the earth, Everest is still the last word target for severe high-altitude climbers. Viesturs has long gone on 11 expeditions to Everest, spending greater than years of his lifestyles at the mountain and achieving the summit seven instances. No climber this present day is best poised to survey Everest’s quite a few ascents—both own and old. Viesturs sheds mild at the destiny of Mallory and Irvine, whose 1924 disappearance simply 800 ft from the summit continues to be certainly one of mountaineering’s maximum mysteries, in addition to the multiply tragic final days of Rob corridor and Scott Fischer in 1996, the stuff of which Into skinny Air used to be made.

Informed through the event of 1 who has actually been there, The Mountain provides a unprecedented glimpse into that position in the world the place Heraclitus’s maxim—“Character is destiny”—is proved again and again.

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