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The World's Longest Climb Paperback – 25 Jul 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Grafika Limited (25 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954108949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954108946
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 21.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A humourous and touching account about an ordinary woman with an extraordinary story about her life and experiences on the Everestmax expedition.

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This book is the story of six months in the life of a woman whose enthusiasm and lust for life shine through her description and pictures of an incredible journey.
Not only does the book chronicle a journey by bike of more than 5,000 miles, beginning with the Dead Sea lapping at their tyres and ending at the foothills of Everest, and the subsequent attempt to climb to the highest point on earth, but it is full of the people she meets and the kindnesses received at every stage of the journey.
Throughout her story Pauline's enthusiasm never wavers. Neither does her honesty. She is not shy of speaking about the deteriorating relationship with her father. She shares her worries about the effect on her marriage of her decision to do the trip. She even reveals the inevitable result of a full bladder just below the summit of Everest.
I have met the phenomenon who is Pauline Sanderson. I find myself agreeing with Sarah Montague in her Foreward - 'I feel slightly exhausted even thinking about her'. Pauline is one of the most outgoing and enthusiastic people in a world where enthusiasms run high. At times I find her writing style a little wearing but, having said that, by halfway through her story I was finding the book un-put-downable. She certainly doesn't inspire me to have a go but that is my problem, not hers. I am filled with admiration at her vision, her passion and her stamina. But be warned ... this is not a book for the faint-hearted.
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After corresponding with Pauline for a couple months about her upcoming trip to the States I discovered she was an author. Always loving adventure books I purchased her book and found out who/what I was really dealing with in Pauline. Other reviewers have commented on her enthusiasm, exuberance, zest for life etc. but these words just don't live up to the force that is Pauline Sanderson. This book is so inspiring and makes you want to get up off your couch and go do something, anything, just LIVE! But you want to stay on your couch and finish reading her book as well, quite the conundrum. I stayed on the couch and read. And loved. And got inspired. And then, got off the couch. I am very fortunate in that I got to meet the wonderful Pauline and equally wonderful Phil when they arrived in Oregon for the first leg of their trip. So now, just thinking of her and remembering the stories in the book are a constant source of inspiration. The book is about the woman, her life, her loves, from start to finish. It is hard to explain in black and white how amazingly incredible this book is because there is so much color in her words. And the pictures, oh the lovely pictures, make this book worth the purchase. Just buy it!! Then you will understand!!!
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I am not a fan of travelogues, however I bought this as a present for a friend and was impressed. The book is beautifully designed and illustrated. Once you get reading then the vivid narrative sucks you in and you are experiencing this impressive journey yourself - before you know it you have climbed Everest! Along the way the author gives some delightful insights into the dynamics of modern 'charity' expeditions and what it is to summit Everest in this day and age. Highly recommended. I ended up not wanting to disappoint my friend so have ordered a copy for my own bookshelf!
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Having first met Pauline many years ago, yes, at the same establishment mentioned in her book about her climbing out of a school window and trying to endear herself to a teacher in her best french, I was very eager to read her book as I have become very interested in the world of climbing recently. I was not disappointed, in fact I read it from cover to cover in a couple of sittings. Her 'joie de vivre' was apparent on every page, as well as her determination and drive to complete the challenge she had set for herself. I found the book very informative with interesting snippets about the countries the team travelled through with an interesting insight into the people they met en route, most extremely helpful and hospitable, I think possibly helped by Pauline's sheer exuberence and zest for life; people can't help warming to her! For me personally, the book was very inspirational and motivational and had me booking myself on my first big mountain climb! I think it is a must for anyone about to embark on a personal challenge of any description! As you are reading it, you can almost hear Pauline's excitement come through, as well as understand the occasional low times they all experienced. The photos and presentation are wonderful and make it a book to be displayed and not relegated to a bookshelf!
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