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High Exposure by David Breashears
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May 30, 10

Read in May, 2010

I almost didn't order this book because I've read so many books about climbing Mt. Everest but I'm glad I did. This was more a memoir - telling about his life, growing up, what made him tick, how he handled life, etc. And he became a photographer kind of by accident but it turned out he was really good at it. I felt badly for him that his relationship with his wife didn't work out because he was so busy all the time with his career that he didn't have time for her. Maybe that's the way he wanted it - all the adventure, trying to make money, etc., but sad in a way, too. I have empathy with him on the way Everest is now - with way too many, inexperienced people climbing it, and the way the guides make it "easier" by fixing ropes everywhere, especially in places where "real" climbers don't use them - after all, it is supposed to be a challange. This book was well written.

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