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Beck Weathers



Average rating: 3.62 · 6,485 ratings · 518 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Left for Dead: My Journey H...

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“Your body doesn’t carry you up there. Your mind does. Your body is exhausted hours before you reach the top; it is only through will and focus and drive that you continue to move. If you lose that focus, your body is a dead, worthless thing beneath you.”
Beck Weathers, Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

“Madan is to me the most extraordinary person in this story, because he didn’t know me at all. He didn’t know my family, and he has his own family, for whom he is the sole provider. We were separated by language, by culture, by religion, by the entire breadth of this world, but bound together by a bond of common humanity.

This man will never have to wonder again whether he has a brave heart.”
Beck Weathers, Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

“On clear days you can see a steady plume of ice and snow streaming for a mile or so off Everest’s summit. This is the mountain’s distinctive white banner, highlighted against the cobalt sky, and a signal that the jet stream, with its winds of 150 to 200 miles an hour, is screaming right over Everest, as it does for most of the year. No one tries to reach the top in these conditions. But at one time in the spring, and once more in the fall, the banner fades. The ferocious winds lift off Everest, offering a brief window of opportunity for you to go up there, try to tag the top and then hope that you get back down alive.”
Beck Weathers, Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

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