Facing Up: A remarkable journey to the summit of Everest
'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime.' Independent
At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest mountain.
Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith.
PRAISE FOR BEAR GRYLLS
"Bear's tale is by turns, hilarious and horrific." Daily Telegraph
"Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account not of conquering Everest, but of realising its power." Daily Mail
"He writes convincingly of fear and doubt. This is an honest and compelling story." Ranulph Fiennes
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awesomeUser Review - dksiemrnfugjt - Overstock.com
aside from being a fantastic story it was very well written articulate and sometimes humorous. the way the story was told was very compelling and easy to read. i felt like he was talking to me the friends talk to each other. it was hard to put down. i read it in a couple days. Read full review
Awesome read for any climber or hikerUser Review - asugryllsfan - Overstock.com
This book is great it goes from when Bear broke his back in Africa all the way up to the top of Everest. Its great to read what Bear experienced and to actually feel like you are there on Everest with him and his expedition. Read full review