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The will to climb : obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna

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His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. Ed Viesturs relives his own journey up Annapurna the mountain with the highest death rate of all the The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb In The Will To Climb, Viesturs brings the extraordinary challenges of Read The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb In The Will To Climb Viesturs brings the extraordinary challenges of Annapurna to Veteran world-class climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs—the only The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Editorial Reviews. Viesturs's accounts and analyses of these extraordinary adventures serve as a point of departure for his exploration of themes vividly illustrated by Annapurna expeditions, including obsession and commitment, fear and fulfillment, failure and triumph--issues that have been neglected in the otherwise very rich literature of mountaineering, and that can inform the lives and actions of everyone. His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. The Will to Climb has 575 ratings and 52 reviews. .

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When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. This high fatality rate makes Annapurna the most dangerous of the 8,000-meter peaks. In the process he ponders what Annapurna reveals about some of our most fundamental moral and spiritual questions--questions, he believe, that we need to answer to lead our lives well.

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Nonfiction Book Review: The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna—The World’s Deadliest Peak by Ed Viesturs with David Roberts. Crown, $26 (304p) ISBN 978

the will to climb obsession and commitment and the quest to climb annapurna the worlds deadliest peak

Learning techniques from veteran achievers, he still failed twice to successfully plant a flag on the crest of the mountain, but he managed a triumphant climb of it in 2005. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. Since its first ascent in 1950, Annapurna has been climbed by more than 130 people, but 53 have died trying. Viesturs' accounts and analyses of these extraordinary adventures serve as a point of departure for his exploration of themes vividly illustrated by Annapurna expeditions, including obsession and commitment, fear and fulfillment, failure and triumph - issues that have been neglected in the otherwise very rich literature of mountaineering, and that can inform the lives and actions of everyone. But as Viesturs argues, Annapurna, while not technically the most difficult of the 8,000ers, is the most daunting because it has no route--no ridge or face on any side of the mountain--that is relatively free of what climbers call 'objective danger'—the threat of avalanches, above all, but also of collapsing seracs huge ice blocks , falling rocks, and crevasses.

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The Will to Climb: Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna

the will to climb obsession and commitment and the quest to climb annapurna the worlds deadliest peak

This high fatality rate makes Annapurna the most dangerous of the 8,000-meter peaks. In the process Viesturs ponders what Annapurna reveals about some of our most fundamental moral and spiritual questions-questions, he believes, that we need to answer to lead our lives well. In the process, he ponders what Annapurna reveals about some of our most fundamental moral and spiritual questions - questions, he believes, that we need to answer to lead our lives well. The best-selling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made - or attempted - the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges. When he began his own campaign to climb the world's 14 highest peaks in the late 1980s, Viesturs looked forward with trepidation to undertaking Annapurna himself. Viesturs No Shortcuts to the Top , with an assist from writer Roberts, conveys the almost manic dedication and preparation of the accomplished mountaineers mastering such dangerous peaks as the perilous Annapurna.

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the will to climb obsession and commitment and the quest to climb annapurna the worlds deadliest peak

His successful 2005 ascent was the triumphant capstone of his climbing quest. Viesturs and co-author David Roberts chronicle Ed's three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well as the attempts of others, from the two French climbers who made the landmark first ascent of Annapurna on June 3, 1950, through the daring and tragic campaigns of such world-class mountaineers as Reinhold Messner and Anatoli Boukreev. As a high school student in the flatlands of Rockford, Illinois, where the highest objects on the horizon were water towers, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950. Viesturs and co-author David Roberts chronicle Ed's three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well as the attempts of others, from the two French climbers who made the landmark first ascent of Annapurna on June 3, 1950, through the daring and tragic campaigns of such world-class mountaineers as Reinhold Messner and Anatoli Boukreev. Ed Viesturs and David Roberts. In The Will to Climb Viesturs and co-author David Roberts bring the extraordinary challenges of Annapurna to vivid life through edge-of-your-seat accounts of the greatest climbs in the mountain's history, and of his own failed attempts and eventual success. As a high-school student in the flatlands of Rockford, Illinois, where the highest objects on the horizon were water towers, Ed Viesturs read and was captivated by the French climber Maurice Herzog's famous and grisly account of the first ascent of Annapurna in 1950.

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The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made -- or attempted — the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges. Two failures to summit in 2000 and 2002 made Annapurna his nemesis. Since its first ascent in 1950, Annapurna has been climbed by more than 130 people, but 53 have died trying. . .

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