No Shortcuts to the top [Audiobook] download free by Ed Viesturs

No Shortcuts to the top Audiobook download free by Ed Viesturs
  • Listen audiobook: No Shortcuts to the top
  • Author: Ed Viesturs
  • Release date: 2007/3/27
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780767924719
  • Rating: 8.05 of 10
  • Votes: 625
  • Review by: Eason Teeter
  • Review rating: 9.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/4
  • Duration: 4H44M4S in 256 kbps (74.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-31
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 SLS, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, MPEG4 (compression JAR, TAR, RAR, RPM, IMG, ZIP, TAR.GZ)
  • Total pages original book: 372
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 35M10S (8.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time. For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go. A preternaturally cautious climber who once turned back 300 feet from the top of Everest but who would not shrink from a peak (Annapurna) known to claim the life of one climber for every two who reached its summit, Viesturs lives by an unyielding motto, 'Reaching the summit is optional. Getting down is mandatory.' It is with this philosophy that he vividly describes fatal errors in judgment made by his fellow climbers as well as a few of his own close calls and gallant rescues. And, for the first time, he details his own pivotal and heroic role in the 1996 Everest disaster made famous in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. In addition to the raw excitement of Viesturs's odyssey, No Shortcuts to the Top is leavened with many funny moments revealing the camaraderie between climbers. It is more than the first full account of one of the staggering accomplishments of our time; it is a portrait of a brave and devoted family man and his beliefs that shaped this most perilous and magnificent pursuit.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, Climbing & Mountaineering, Walking, Hiking, Trekking, Memoirs, Biography: Sport
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.95 USD
  • Dimensions: 134x202x22mm
  • Weight: 300g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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