High Exposure

High Exposure

An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

Book - 1999
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For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In High Exposure, elite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life.
For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you -- from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c1999
ISBN: 9780684865454
0684865459
Branch Call Number: 796 .552 BRE
Characteristics: 319 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,25 cm

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