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Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest by [Grylls, Bear]
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Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest Kindle Edition

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"No Western climber or even any Sherpas had been this high, so far this year. We were treading on virgin territory on the ever-changing surface of the glacier. The excitement welled up, and I felt strong. Here I was with those I knew so well, alone and isolated in the rawness and wonder of nature; and it made me feel good."

Facing Up tells the remarkable story of Bear Grylls' ascent of Everest, making him, at the age of 23, the youngest British climber to survive the adventure. Bear is at sometimes quirky and at others reflexive in his account of his months on Everest. "Nobody minds pain occasionally, but the prospect of being at my wit's end for the next two months terrifies me".

Bear battles against all the odds in the pursuit of his childhood dream--to stand on the summit of the world. Somewhat akin to an emotional roller coaster, Bear shares his elation and his despair, from standing on the summit, to swinging precariously in a crevasse in the Icefall. We are witness to the loss off hope being swept aside by grim determination and a restored faith; the pain and discomfort are quashed by his spirit, sense of humour and eccentricity.

Written in an amazingly personable style, incorporating extracts from his diary and select photos from his expedition, Facing Up takes you every extraordinary step of the way. This book is a must for climbers and adventurers everywhere; a remarkable tale. --Chris Hall

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No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime. (Independent)

Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific. (Daily Telegraph)

Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account, not of conquering Everest, but of realizing its power. (Daily Mail)

A remarkable tale. (Daily Express)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2965 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (18 Sept. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK233S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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