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By David Roberts

ISBN-10: 0393609863

ISBN-13: 9780393609868

A celebrated mountaineer and writer searches for that means in nice adventures and explorations, earlier and present.

In a booklet that's half memoir and half historical past, David Roberts seems again at his own dating to severe hazard, and attempts to make experience of why such a lot of have devoted their lives to the determined pursuit of adventure.

In the wake of his prognosis with throat melanoma, Roberts seeks the reply with sharp new urgency. He explores his personal lifelong dedication to adventuring, in addition to the cultural contributions of explorers all through historical past: What did it suggest in 1911 for Amundsen to arrive the South Pole, or in 1953 for Hillary and Norgay to summit the top element on the earth? what's the way forward for experience, if any, in an international now we have mapped and trodden the entire method to the main distant corners of the wilderness?

Why can we do it? Why can we care? Does it subject? during this e-book Roberts solutions those questions for himself.

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