Best Read [Andrew Lock] ✓ Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World's Highest Peaks || [Ebooks Book] PDF ✓


  • Title: Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World's Highest Peaks
  • Author: Andrew Lock
  • ISBN: 9781628725735
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Named one of the Five Adventure Books You Need to Read This Summer by Backpacker MagazineFor readers of Into Thin Air, riveting high altitude drama and the passion and drive that inspire outsized mountaineering achievements.Master of Thin Air opens with a fall that the author very nearly could not stop down an almost vertical rock ramp leading to a three thousand foot drNamed one of the Five Adventure Books You Need to Read This Summer by Backpacker MagazineFor readers of Into Thin Air, riveting high altitude drama and the passion and drive that inspire outsized mountaineering achievements.Master of Thin Air opens with a fall that the author very nearly could not stop down an almost vertical rock ramp leading to a three thousand foot drop The qualities that saved him then on K2 in addition to his mountaineering know how and sheer good luck drove his sixteen year journey to summit all of the world s eight thousanders, the fourteen peaks that exceed 8,000 meters 26,000 plus feet and take climbers into the death zone Incredibly, he accomplished that feat without the aid of bottled oxygen for every mountain but one By preference, he climbed solo or in small teams, without Sherpas During twenty three expeditions, he spent a total of three years clinging to the sides of dangerous mountains He lost than twenty climbing friends and, in April 2014, witnessed Everest s deadliest avalanche.His book is a riveting, often thrilling account of what it takes to challenge the Earth s highest peaks and survive It tells of death defying ascents and even riskier descents, the gut dropping consequences of the smallest mistakes or even just bad luck, the camaraderie and human drama of expeditions, the exhilaration of altitude It is also the inspiring story of what motivates a person to achieve an extraordinary dream, a story of passion, resourcefulness, self motivation, and hope even in the most dire moments.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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    Commentaires:

    Paul Kinzer
    This is the story of Andrew Lock's quest to summit on the world's 8000 meter peaks. It's an enjoyable read, and a good way to live vicariously, though detail is limited as the author covers over 25 years of climbing. He does give the reader insight into the allure of high-altitude climbing, as well as the training and dedication required. He portrays himself as one of the good guys, doing the hard work to summit through his personal training and effort, without guides, and for the most part, wit [...]

    Carl Nelson
    Australian mountaineer Andrew Lock, the 18th person to have climbed all 14 peaks higher than 8,000 meters (about 26,000 feet), describes his quest in Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World's Highest Peaks. The margin between life and death is extremely narrow at the altitude of a jet airliner, and his stories are gripping.All too often, his stories are sad as the "Death Zone" at that altitude leads to a myriad of dangers: hypoxia, exposure, and altitude sickness take their toll, along w [...]

    Paul
    I think after reading this book, my conclusion is that these mountains are unforgiving. It's great to see the author conquering all the 8000s but at the same time with each success there were other climbers who didn't make it. Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading this book and the author's description of the different mountains and the challenges he faced. As much as there's Mount Everest and K2, there's many more mountains that provide different challenges.

    Anna
    I'm reviewing an ARC I received via a first reads giveaway. A 4.I hope when they say this is uncorrected it means that they are going to actually correct the glaring editing errors in the book. Paragraphs that show up more than once on a page, misspelled words, repetitive usages, etcAs such, the rating I'm giving ignores all of that.To be a mountaineer you need a certain amount of hubris and narcissism balanced with respect for the mountains and the sport. Andrew Lock embodies all of this. He's [...]

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      Published :2018-05-23T17:14:06+00:00