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Lock, Andrew 1969-

Works: 4 works in 11 publications in 3 languages and 334 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Andrew Lock
Most widely held works by Andrew Lock
Andrew Lock : Australia's highest achiever by Andrew Lock( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Lock OAM is the most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer in Australian history. He is the only Australian, the first person in the entire British Commonwealth, and just the 18th man in the world, to climb all fourteen of the world's 8000 metre mountains. His achievements encompass 18 summits of those 8000 metre peaks, including Mt Everest (twice), three times that of any other Australian, placing him in a select group of the world's best alpinists. Additionally, Andrew accomplished the first Australian ascent of 6 of those mountains, a record that can never be broken."--Profile
Master of thin air : life and death on the world's highest peaks by Andrew Lock( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Master of Thin Air' opens with a fall that the author very nearly could not stop down an almost vertical rock ramp leading to a three-thousand-foot drop. The qualities that saved him then on K2?in addition to his mountaineering know-how and sheer good luck?drove his sixteen-year journey to summit all of the world's eight-thousanders, the fourteen peaks that exceed 8,000 meters (26,000-plus feet) and take climbers into the death zone. Incredibly, he accomplished that feat without the aid of bottled oxygen for every mountain but one. By preference, he climbed solo or in small teams, without Sherpas. During twenty-three expeditions, he spent a total of three years clinging to the sides of dangerous mountains. He lost more than twenty climbing friends and, in April 2014, witnessed Everest's deadliest avalanche. His book is a riveting, often thrilling account of what it takes to challenge the Earth's highest peaks and survive. It tells of death-defying ascents and even riskier descents, the gut-dropping consequences of the smallest mistakes or even just bad luck, the camaraderie and human drama of expeditions, the exhilaration of altitude. It is also the inspiring story of what motivates a person to achieve an extraordinary dream, a story of passion, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and hope?even in the most dire moments."
Summit 8000 : life and death with Australia's greatest mountaineer by Andrew Lock( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high - altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000 - metre peaks in the world, including Mount Everest - twice. Here Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death - defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxygen. Andrew's story is one of extraordinary passion, self - motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us through his sixteen - year odyssey to achieve the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering. We are take
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.27 for Master of ... to 0.91 for The Stress ...)

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Alternative Names
Andrew Lock australischer Bergsteiger

Andrew Lock montañero australiano

Andrew Lock motiverende spreker uit Australië

Ендрю Лок