Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High
“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
Plus new photos exclusive to the digital edition!
This book is not an official tie-in to the film Everest.
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SCOTT FISCHER FROM THOSE THAT KNEW HIM BEST!!!User Review - fireclimber - Borders
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
Mountain MadnessUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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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Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High
Limited preview - 2008