High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In High Exposure, elite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life.
For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you -- from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.
 

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Review: High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

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If you read "Into Thin Air" and were left wondering why anyone would risk their life to climb Everest you need to read this book. David sets the stage for the difference between an ethical climber who ... Read full review

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Fantastic autobiography of David Breashears the best cinematographer for high altitude climbing. He almost never did a high altitude climb without a movie camera and he was in charge of the IMAX ... Read full review

Contents

foreword by jon krakauer
13
strange winds
173
the crucible
227
redemption
277
acknowledgments
307
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David Breashears has made four trips to Everest's summit. His cinematic achievements include the IMAX® movie Everest and "Everest: The Death Zone" for the PBS series NOVA. He is the recipient of four Emmy awards for his accomplishments in cinematography. When not climbing, Breashears resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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