High Exposure An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places (Paperback)
|The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the worlds mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film Everest. *Author: Breashears, David/ Krakauer, Jon (FRW) *Subtitle: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places *Publication Date: 2000/05/17 *Number of Pages: 319 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25|
From the Publisher:
For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In High Exposure, elite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life.
For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you -- from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the world's mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film "Everest."
"Very few of us will ever set foot on Everest-and many of those who have, as Breashears observes, were not ready for that privilege. But this thoughtful, philosophical narrative may be the next best thing to being there. It would be hard to find a more articulate, disciplined guide than David Breashears, although it is a little unfair to the rest of us mortals that one man should be so gifted a brilliant filmmaker, wellspoken, good-looking, a superlative climber, and an exceptionally fine, insightful write." - Claire Martin 06/06/1999