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No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs
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Jul 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: american, autobiography

Normally I would not add an audio book to my list, especially an abridged on, but this audio book was well written and well read by the author, and I would recommend highly it in either audio or print form.

Viesturs is an American mountaineer. He spent 14 years trying to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world. Of special interest is the section on his 1996 climb of Mount Everest. This was a year of disaster and misjudgement that cost many people their lives, including experienced professional climbers. The tragedy is also the subject of Jon Krakauer's book Into Thin Air.

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