- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (20 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841953903
- ISBN-13: 978-1841953908
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.3 x 21.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 600,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Other Unforgiving Places Paperback – 20 Mar 2003
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"Breashears has led a remarkable life and his professionalism, integrity and bravery emerge throughout this account." (Literary Review)
"An enthralling account . . . This book is remarkable on a number of levels. For the long winter nights this is an inspiring account and a worthy addition to any bookshelf." (Great Outdoors Magazine)
"A series of fascinating decisions and judgements . . . a finely honed book." (Yorkshire Post)
For generations of adventurers, from Mallory to Hilary, Norgay to Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But as the public's fascination with mountaineering reaches an all-time high, the question remains - why climb? In High Exposure, legendary rock climber. mountaineer and film-maker, David Breashears, answers with a captivating and intimate look at his life.See all Product description
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Throughout the text there are random hyphens used, could be a publishing format issue?
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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