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SUMMIT 8000 LIFE AND DEATH WITH AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST MOUNTAINEER [All 14 8000ers] Andrew Lock 2014 1st ed Ex Lib Softcover Fine
By Lock, Andrew
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This is the original Australian edition of the book published elsewhere in the world as MASTER OF THIN AIR. We obtained some original copies for collectors. The Australian publishers have been publishing many leading books as paperbacks only; this is one of them. 

Australia, Melbourne University of Melbourne Publishing Ltd, 2014, 1st edition. 354 pp, color photos. Trade paperback, Near Fine. The book has a Dewey Decimal spine label and an interior label, but is otherwise unmarked as a library book. 

Andrew Lock was the eighteenth person ever to scale all fourteen eight-thousanders, though he comes from the flattest country on earth. His preferred climbing style is in very small teams, mostly climbing without even Sherpa support, and without the use of bottled oxygen (except on Everest). His physical ability to perform at high altitude has been noted by other Himalayan climbers. The term "gritty" is often used to describe Lock, and he is noted for his understated and self-deprecating manner. Unusually for a long-standing high-altitude climber, Lock has lost no digits to frostbite.

Master of Thin Air opens with a fall that the author very nearly could not stop down an almost vertical rock ramp leading to a three-thousand-foot drop. The qualities that saved him then on K2. In addition to his mountaineering know-how and sheer good luck drove his sixteen-year journey to summit all of the world's eight-thousanders, the fourteen peaks that exceed 8,000 meters (26,000-plus feet) and take climbers into the death zone. Foreword by Peter Hillary
 
Incredibly, he accomplished that feat without the aid of bottled oxygen for every mountain but one. By preference, he climbed solo or in small teams, without Sherpas. During twenty-three expeditions, he spent a total of three years clinging to the sides of dangerous mountains. He lost more than twenty climbing friends and, in April 2014, witnessed Everest's deadliest avalanche.

His book is a riveting, often thrilling account of what it takes to challenge the Earth's highest peaks and survive. It tells of death-defying ascents and even riskier descents, the gut-dropping consequences of the smallest mistakes or even just bad luck, the camaraderie and human drama of expeditions, the exhilaration of altitude. It is also the inspiring story of what motivates a person to achieve an extraordinary dream, a story of passion, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and hope - even in the most dire moments. 

Reviews
"Superb . . . In this book, you will discover how, time and time again, a man can draw on this inner strength." - Doug Scott, CBE, author and mountaineer 

"Brilliant! Honest, gritty, and riveting." -Chris Bonington, CVO, CBE, mountaineer and author

"What Andrew has done is outstanding. The toughest grand slam on the planet - the 14 x 8000ers!" - Peter Hillary, renowned adventurer and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, first man to summit Mount Everest

"Excellent. Andrew Lock has ably demonstrated that true adventure is still to be found in the high altitude climbing arena, despite current trends toward commercially tainted expeditions. But perhaps more notably, in the process of three grueling decades climbing in the bleak, rarefied atmosphere of the 8,000-meter peaks, he was able to find a clarity of vision that enriched his soul. This book is a must read for alpinists intent on seeking their own true nature at any altitude." 
- Pat Morrow, legendary mountaineer, author, mountain filmmaker

"Andrew Lock reminds us that the greatness of the human spirit is sustained by men and woman who refuse to give up, who represent the indomitable willpower that has allowed humankind to reach the stars." - Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One

About the Author
Andrew Lock was the eighteenth person ever to scale all fourteen eight-thousanders, though he comes from the flattest country on earth. Awarded the Order of Australia for Services to Mountaineering, he has guided multiple teams to the summit of Mt. Everest and other of the highest peaks. A professional keynote and motivational speaker on leadership, motivation, teamwork, goal setting, and risk management, he lives in Campbell Act, Australia.

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