"From his earliest climbs on the peaks of the Pacific Northwest to his final climb up the Himalayan mountain of Annapurna, Viesturs offers testimony to the sacrifices (personal and professional) in giving your life over to a dream, as well as the thrill of seeing it through." --Publishers Weekly
Ed Viesturs is widely regarded as America's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. In 1992 he was awarded the American Alpine Club's David A. Sowles Award for his participation in two rescues on K2. He is also the recipient of the Explorers Club's Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding achievement in the field of mountaineering. DAVID ROBERTS is a veteran mountaineer with extensive experience in Alaska and the author of a dozen previous books, including THE LOST EXPLORER (Constable) with Conrad Anker. He articles have also appeared in THE NATIONAL GEORAPHIC, THE ATLANTIC, etc.