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Ot my cup of tea but fascinating all the same I think I need to re read the Krakauer account again I liked this book Being a MINI MOUNTAINEER I WAS FAMILIAR WITH mountaineer I was familiar with climbing and photographic prowess It was fun to learn about the man as he sees himself I have heard of or know several of the people he climbed with so I felt a connection to him and his story I am from Denver so could relate to his climbs in Boulder Occasionally I felt bogged down in all his camera and filming details but not nough to stop reading David Breashears is in my opinion one of the finest mountaineers of today His filming skills are Le valeureux guerrier exceptional His support and assistance during the 1996 Everest disaster is laudable to say the least His passion for the mountains for Everest particularly raises him to the pinnacle of mountaineeringxcellence I m a sucker for mountaineering books I would never climb Everest I like a valley a lot than I like mountains I m always bored above the treeline But I m so glad others want to get to the top High
Exposure An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places by David Breashears Simon An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places by David Breashears Simon 2000Biography This is "the long awaited biography of legendary mountaineer David Breashears He is arguably the best high "long awaited biography of legendary mountaineer David Breashears He is arguably the best high climber in the world today This is the story of what drives his success it includes a frank dissection of the 1996 tragedy on Everest and the subseuent rescue in which he was fully Snowflakes on the Sea engaged My rating 7510 finished 2010 I purchased a HB copy from McKay s in good condition for 300 on 61715 HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Pretty darn good I have a sneaky feeling that David Breashers might be than a little arrogant but thesextreme mountain climber folk are definitely nuts so it isn t too surprising if they are also a bit prickly or difficult Or hard to be married toOh by the way honey did I mention I m off to Pakistan to take pictures while hanging from a little rope 20000 feet in the air See you in four months if I don t fall It s not just climbing that is so unfathomable to me the traveling you do to get to where you want to go is scary Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy enough read his tale of taking a taxi in India in the middle of the night and going for hours in the wrong direction I am no adventurer myself but it is certainlyntertaining to read about someone who is It was also interesting to hear his account of the 1996 Everest disaster as he figured prominently in the rescu. Ite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life For Breashears climbing has never been a uestion of risk taking Rather it is the pursuit of xcellence and a uest for sel. ,
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get under your skin and you just really njoy it I liked how ach section was anotherunder your skin and you just really njoy it I liked how Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival each section was another of Breashears life and hisxperiences You really saw the natu Interesting account of a life lived mainly on mountains by David Brashears You get the feeling that this is a pretty tightly wound guy who had a rough childhood that certainly hampered him though life He is not a highly introspective guy on paper but his marriage was sort of cringeworthy as he basically abandoned her while traveling Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, everywhere But he became anxpert climber at a young age and later a film maker and that is what the book is mainly about His obsession with Mt Everest is a primary theme of the book which I found very interesting as I share that to a far lesser degree doubt I will The Fix everven see it from afar much less climb any portion of it One of the best books I read in recent years was the Wade Davis account of the arly Everest xpeditions in the 1920s Into the Slience That book was Simply Superb As It superb as it the legendary George Mallory before he disappeared on the mountain in 1924 Brashears book discusses some of that and one of his arly trips to Tibet was to follow the route of Mallory that was his arly trips to Tibet was to follow the route of Mallory that was He also has an Desire in Seven Voices excellent first hand account of Tibet in thearly 1990s under increasing Chinese authority and repression which is sort of terrifying But this book culminates in the horrific vents on Everest in May 1996 made famous by John Krakauer in his book Into Thin Air I had no idea when I picked this up though it is likely mentioned in Krakauer s book that Brashears and his team were there at the same time making an IMAX film on Everest which apparently became the most successful IMAX documentary ver So this provides another perspective from a real professional of that calamity He actually helped Beck Weathers who was left to die twice down part of the mountain and his description that man s incredible fortitude is a real highlight Overall an The Casa Mono Cookbook excellent book His passion destroyed a remarkable marriageother then that he has lived his dream Having read Krakauer s Into Thin Air several years back I was probably overdue on this one It s an amazing account of mountain climbing in general Himalayanxpeditions in particular and Mount Everest intimately specially the 96 tragedy One can only hope to catch a furtive glimpse of the raw xposure such nearly insane adventurers ndure 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 uestion remains Why climb In High Exposure l.