Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey

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Discovery Books, 1999 - Travel - 227 pages
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Goran Kropp, a Swedish adventurer, set out from Stockholm, Sweden on a Crescent Ultima bicycle and traveled 5 months and 8,000 miles carrying 240 lbs. of gear with him. He ascended Mt. Everest in May 1996, unassisted and without the use of supplemental oxygen, days after the tragedy that claimed 8 climbers. He then returned to Stockholm on his bicycle. The entire trip took one year. This is his account of his training, preparation, and accomplishment of the most self-sufficient combined approach and climb of Mt. Everest ever. Kropp has a tremendous zest for life and has been mountain climbing since he was a child. His philosophy is to approach the mountains on their own terms.

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Review: Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Kropp's accomplish is nothing short of amazing, in my opinion. He biked across Europe and Asia to Mt Everest, solo climbed without supplemental oxygen, and then biked home. Everything he needed he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Great book. Kropp cycled from his home in Europe and then soloed Everest without oxygen or sherpa help. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Göran Kropp first climbed a mountain at age six, but did not develop a passion for the sport until joining the military after high school. With single-minded pursuit, he devoted his life to training and the quest for mountain conquests, achieving his first high-altitude climb in 1988. In 1993, Kropp became the second person to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, without supplemental oxygen. He followed his record-breaking feat chronicled here with a May 1999 cleanup project on Everest, in which he collected empty oxygen bottles and other debris piled there, and summitted once again. For his next adventure, he plans to sail from Sweden to the Antarctic and ski to the South Pole.

David Lagercrantz is a freelance journalist in Sweden.

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