High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
High Exposure An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places Author:David Breashears 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 i... more »ntimate 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.« less
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Well written and well organized. He tells some good stories and they are not all about 1996, either. Not that I mind reading about 1996 on Everest, where he helped with a rescue before getting back to his own reason for being there. But the rock climbing explanations and pictures are excellent. Also enjoyed reading about his apprenticeship in filmmaking.