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NO SHORTCUTS TO THE TOP: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S 14 HIGHEST PEAKS Ed Viesturs and David Roberts 2006 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available
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New York, 2006, 1st edition. 304 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Ed Viesturs is now the first American and twelfth climber overall to have climbed the fourteen peaks over 8000 meters in the Himalaya and Karakoram. He is also only the fifth climber to do it without bottled oxygen on every climb.

For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbings holy grail: to stand atop the worlds fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

A preternaturally cautious climber who once turned back 300 feet from the top of Everest, but who would not shrink from a peak (Annapurna) known to claim the life of one climber for every two who reached its summit, Viesturs has an unyielding motto, Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. It is with this philosophy in mind that he vividly describes fatal errors in judgment made by his fellow climbers as well as a few of his own close calls and gallant rescues. And for the first time, he details his own pivotal and heroic role in the 1996 Everest disaster made famous in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air.

Besides the raw excitement of Viesturss odyssey, No Shortcuts to the Top is leavened with many funny moments revealing the camaraderie between climbers. It is more than the first full account of one of the staggering accomplishments of our time; it is a portrait of a brave and devoted family man and his beliefs that shaped this most perilous and magnificent pursuit.


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