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The Will To Climb: Obsession And Commitment And The Quest To Climb Annapurna - The World's Deadliest Peak

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Title:The Will To Climb: Obsession And Commitment And The Quest To Climb Annapurna - The World's Deadliest Peak


Author:Ed Viesturs
David Roberts

Publisher:Crown Publishers

Publish Year:2011

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Mountaineering / Climbing | Nepal Tourism/ Nepal Travel


Remarks:Colour Photographs, Acknowledgments and Bibliography.


Size:165 x 235 mm


Price:USD 8.80

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  • The bestselling author of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top chronicles his three attempts to climb the world’s tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made—or attempted—the ascent.

    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. 

    Ed Viesturs

    Washington resident Ed Viesturs is widely regarded as this country's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 IMAX Everest Expedition documentary and in 2002, he was awarded the historic Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorer's Club for outstanding achievement in the field of mountaineering. In winning the award, he joined an elite group of climbers including Sir Edmund Hillary. In 1992 he was awarded the American Alpine Club Sowles Awards for his participation in two rescues on K-2.

    David Roberts

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