1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not as inspiring as I originally thought,
This review is from: Holding On: A story of love and survival (Hardcover)
Ok I enjoyed reading this book in parts but once I had finished it and returned it to the library I thought, hang on. This book doesn't show what you can do if you are determined and commited and in love. It shows what you can do if you have a massive amount of disposable income!!
From the very moment the story begins, its continuation is facilitated by the availability of lots of cash. How many of us could afford to buy a full set of alpine climbing gear (£1000 minimum) and hire a guide every day (£200 per day in chamonix)to impress some girl we had only just met?
Antartica 30-40k per person TWICE (Pole and Mountain) Everest 40-70k per person, North pole 20-25k per person, denali 4-5k ppn, Elbrus 4-5k, Aconcagua 3-4k, Kili 1.5 -2.5k the list goes on and thats just the price of the expeditions. it doesnt include the months of training in the alps they did, hotels, flights, equipment and insurance.
All this book proves is that with time and money you can achieve anything you want. If you are a climber you will find it annoying and more than a bit sappy.