Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia's Master of Thin by Andrew Lock

By Andrew Lock

an exhilarating memoir of the miraculous high-altitude mountain climbing achievements of Andrew Lock: the single Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks on the earth, together with Mount Everest - two times.

We examine ‘why does he do it?’ Why does somebody tackle this sort of problem, realizing how simply they may be killed?

Andrew Lock provides us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his ardour for hiking in small groups, or solo, with out Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. His tale is one among impressive ardour, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us via his sixteen-year odyssey to accomplish the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering.

We are taken during the victories, the near-misses and the tragedies. the serious human drama of the expeditions infuses Summit 8000 - humorous, fierce and regularly interesting tales approximately survival, hiking rivalries and hiking politics. The distant and gorgeous landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his trips upload wealthy texture to his story, culminating in his 2014 journey to Everest, the place he was once witness to the deadliest avalanche within the peak’s history.

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