Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High

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Citadel Press, Jan 27, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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“An extraordinary life.” The New York Times Book Review

“A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.” —Kirkus Reviews

Legendary climber Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world's highest peak tested his skills, his courage, and his endurance. His legendary final expedition—and its tragic outcome—are portrayed inEverest, the 3-D movie adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer. Robert Birkby, one of Scott's close friends, captures in this intimate and stirring portrait who Scott Fischer really was and what led him to climb to the top of the world—before he left it altogether

Updated with a New Introduction and Epilogue

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This book is not an official tie-in to the film Everest.

 

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If you have read all the accounts of the 96' Everest tragedy and are looking for something more.... this is it. A full decade later Birkby (a personal friend of Scott Fischer) releases not just his ... Read full review

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Mountaineer Scott Fischer and outdoors expert Birkby (author of trail maintenance standard Lightly on the Land) were friends and trekking companions from their 1982 meeting until Fischer's tragic ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Robert Birkby brings a lifetime of backcountry experience to the writing of outstanding books about outdoor adventure and wilderness skills.

Raised in Iowa, he taught writing and literature at Southwest Missouri State University, then hiked the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail before launching a career as a Seattle-based writer, outdoor educator, and adventure travel guide.

Mountaineering journeys have taken him to the Cascades, Alaska, Russia, East Africa, and Nepal. For the Student Conservation Association he has led many trail crews in national parks and forests, and has taught trail maintenance and construction for conservation organizations and land-management agencies across America and in Siberia.

He is the 2010 recipient of the William T. Hornaday Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished service in natural resource conservation and environmental improvement.

Robert Birkby is the author of Lightly on the Land, three editions of the Boy Scout Handbook, the Scoutmaster Handbook, and other books for the Boy Scouts of America. His most recent publication is the Fieldbook, Scouting's manual of basic and advanced skills for outdoor adventure.

He lives in Seattle. His website is www.robertbirkby.com.

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