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The will to climb : obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna--the world's deadliest peak

Author: Ed Viesturs; David Roberts
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author gives an account of his three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well a history of others' attempts. He was eventually successful, and with that summit, had climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000 meter peaks, the first and only American to do so.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Viesturs; David Roberts
ISBN: 9780307720429 030772042X
OCLC Number: 708648584
Description: xvi, 281 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The brick wall --
A new and splendid life --
South face --
So close to the dead --
The door to the land of the living --
Messner and Kukuczka --
Comet on Annapurna --
My Annapurna --
Epilogue: goddess of the harvests.
Responsibility: Ed Viesturs ; with David Roberts.

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The author gives an account of his three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well a history of others' attempts. He was eventually successful, and with that summit, had climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000 meter peaks, the first and only American to do so.

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