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HIGHER THAN THE EAGLE SOARS: A PATH TO EVEREST 2007 1st UK ed DJ New SIGNED by Stephen Venables
By Venables, Stephen
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London, 2007, 1st  UK edition. 370 pp, many color and b/w photos. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, Like New condition.

SIGNED as follows:
''To Mike,
Thanks for a great visit to Evergreen
1.xi.2009.
Everest 12.v.1988
Stephen Venables''



Stephen Venables, who made the first solo ascent of a new route on Everest's Kangshung Face, has now written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on several continents.
 
At its climax he revisits his dramatic, near-fatal success without oxygen on the Kangshung face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest's history and by Lord Hunt as 'one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive'.
 
As Venables writes: 'Although we didn't go seeking deliberately an epic near-death experience, it did turn out that way - the ultimate endurance test for which all the previous adventures seemed, retrospectively, to be a preparation.' Winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Mountain Literature Prize 2007.

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Stephen Venables has now written a full autobiography which explores how and more importantly why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everests history and by Lord Hunt as one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive.

As Venables writes: Although we didnt go seeking deliberately an epic near-death experience, it did turn out that way the ultimate endurance test for which all the previous adventures seemed, retrospectively, to be a preparation.

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