By Andrew Lock,Peter Hillary
on the earth, there are just fourteen mountains exceeding 8,000 meters (26,000-plus feet). past that peak, any climbers who dare to move on are jogging right into a dying area the place there’s now not sufficient oxygen for people to breathe.
yet Australian mountaineer Andrew Lock desired to do greater than climb and continue to exist only one of those killer mountains—he desired to overcome them all.
the following, he tells the harrowing, heartbreaking, and eventually effective account of his sixteen-year trip to summit the world’s “eight-thousanders”—which he complete with no assistance from bottled oxygen for all yet one mountain. mountaineering solo or in small groups with out Sherpa publications, Lock went on twenty-three expeditions, spending a complete of 3 years of his existence ascending those risky ranges—losing greater than twenty hiking acquaintances and, in April 2014, witnessing Mount Everest’s deadliest avalanche.
Master of skinny Air is the riveting, exciting account of what it takes to problem the planet’s maximum peaks and live to tell the tale. It tells of death-defying ascents or even riskier descents, the gut-dropping effects of the smallest errors or simple undesirable good fortune, the camaraderie and human drama of expeditions, and the sheer excitement of altitude. it's also the inspiring tale of what motivates an individual to accomplish a unprecedented dream, a narrative of ardour, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and hope—even on the fringe of death.
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Master of Thin Air: Life and Death on the World's Highest Peaks by Andrew Lock,Peter Hillary