High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

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Simon & Schuster, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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While most American teens were reveling in the recklessness of the seventies, David Breashears indulged in a potent mixture of discipline, passion, and drive to pioneer the improbable Perilous Journey in Colorado, ascend Half Dome in Yosemite, and attempt Everest's unclimbed Kangshung Face in Tibet. Along the way, the intense young man apprenticed on film shoots and gradually took to the camera himself, relishing its physical and artistic demands. He was soon consumed with capturing on film the unsurpassed beauty and profound human experience he witnessed as a climber. That he would someday film at the top of the world with a forty-two-pound camera during the Everest IMAX Filming Expedition surprised no one who knew him: He was always looking to the next challenge, his eyes on the highest horizons.

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User Review  - whwatson - LibraryThing

Having read a fair number of reviews for High Exposure, most of which were quite favorable, I eagerly expected a different experience than the book delivered. The overall flow of David Breashears ... Read full review

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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

While reading this book I came to respect David Breashears, but I just couldn't bring myself to like him. This autobiography recounts his troubled childhood, his romance with the mountains, his ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD BY JON KRAKAUER
13
THE CRUCIBLE
227
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
307
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About the author (1999)

Breashears is a filmmaker, adventurer, and mountaineer. He is the recipient of four Emmy awards for achievement in cinematography.

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