The World's Longest Climb Paperback – 25 Jul 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful read about an expedition to bicycle from the Dead Sea to the Himalayas. If you're interested in the extent of human kindness and endurance, put this book in your cart.Published on 9 Sept. 2013 by P. Furnari
This is one of the best travel books I have read and I loved it so much I gave a copy each to two friends for Christmas. Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2012 by Maggy