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This is a terrific book which draws the reader into David Breashears' world. The reader follows his development from young rock climber to world class mountaineer and filmmaker. The reader also sees his development as a person, all while drawing the reader into that exclusive club of mountaineers. He makes the reader feel his passion for the mountains he so loves. The reader learns how he combined that passion with the art of cinematography, making him an award winning filmmaker.
The reader lives through the 1996 tragedy on Everest with him, and feels the compassion that he has for those who died on the mountain under such tragic circumstances. The narrative is always compelling and informative, making the book a hard one to put down. His compassion and sensitivity towards those who did not fare well on the ill-fated 1996 Everest climb is palpable, and for his assistance to those who needed it, even though it put him and his expedition in jeopardy, he is truly an unsung hero. This is, without a doubt, a man who leads by example.
David Breashears writes beautifully of his experiences and his book is a must read for all climbing enthusiasts, as well as for those simply interested in the human condition. This is a book that is simply too good to pass up.
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This is a terrific book which draws you into David Breashears' world. You follow his development from young rock climber to world class mountaineer and filmmaker. You also see his development as a person, all while drawing you into that exclusive club of mountaineers. He makes you feel his passion for the mountains he so loves. You learn how he combined that passion with the art of cinematography, making him an award winning filmmaker.
You live through the 1996 tragedy on Everest with him, and feel the compassion that he has for those who died on the mountain under such tragic circumstances. The narrative is always compelling and informative, making the book a hard one to put down. His compassion and sensitivity towards those who did not fare well on the ill-fated 1996 Everest climb is palpable, and for his assistance to those who needed it, even though it put him and his expedition in jeopardy, he is truly an unsung hero. This is, without a doubt, a man who leads by example.
David Breashears writes beautifully of his experiences and his book is a must read for all climbing enthusiasts, as well as for those simply interested in the human condition. This is a book that is simply too good to pass up.
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on 22 March 2016
Why people put themselves through such danger and discomfort I don't know, but please carry on, I just love to read about them and really enjoyed David's account.

Throughout the text there are random hyphens used, could be a publishing format issue?
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on 30 January 2016
Interesting and a good insight into a conscientious, clever and daring personality. There is, we believe a continuum of human personality but he is so far along I can see little connection with the rest of us in terms of risk taking an daring.
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on 3 August 2015
A great insight into the adventures and life of David B. I had the great pleasure & honour of meeting him in a tea house on the trail up to Everest last year.
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on 27 July 2015
the author is a remarkable man. who appears to tell it as it is. very much worth reading
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on 26 April 2016
Engaging read about how Breashears went from climbing to mountaineering. Great story!
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on 20 March 2016
Great condition
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