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No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs
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Mar 17, 09

Read in February, 2009

I liked this book, though I used to be a decent rock climber. I'm always interested in what it takes for real people to achieve major (and challenging) life goals, with integrity (unlike many CEOs these days). He balance prudence with ambition, which makes it less "sexy" in the short term but the emotional turmoil of facing those setbacks time and again is interesting to me. I learned about Annapurna being a damn tough mountain, and it was interesting to see his perspective of the disaster on Everest. He was part of the team filming an Everest climb for IMAX when so many people on other teams died on the mountain.
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