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Higher Than The Eagle Soars A Path to Everest Higher Than the Eagle Soars distills the intense essence of his Everest climb concentrating on the drama of the final climb and nightmarish descent It is an intimate and epic account of an event that

  • Title: Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
  • Author: Stephen Venables
  • ISBN: 9780091795610
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Higher Than The Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest By Stephen Venables, Higher Than the Eagle Soars distills the intense essence of his Everest climb, concentrating on the drama of the final climb and nightmarish descent It is an intimate and epic account of an event that confirmed Venables as the greatest British climber of his generation.I have been wanting for some time now to revisit the Everest climb Although the book I wrote about itHigher Than the Eagle Soars distills the intense essence of his Everest climb, concentrating on the drama of the final climb and nightmarish descent It is an intimate and epic account of an event that confirmed Venables as the greatest British climber of his generation.I have been wanting for some time now to revisit the Everest climb Although the book I wrote about it Everest Alone at the Summit was very successful and has appeared in four different editions, it conformed superficially to an expedition book, telling the whole story from beginning to end, with considerable technical detail It would be good to go back and extract the intense essence of the story, concentrating on the drama of the final climb and nightmarish descent, making a grand finale to the book Although Everest wasn t the end of my climbing career, it was a big turning point it had quelled the demon of ambition and I sensed that I would probably never do anything quite so extreme in the mountains And, although we didn t go seeking deliberately an epic near death experience, it did turn out that way the ultimate endurance test for which all the previous adventures seemed, retrospectively, to be a preparation.

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    1. I read a good few climbing books and found this one up there with the best It is an autobiographical account from childhood to a new route up Everest without oxygen Having heard him talk about his achievements you know you are not going to get exaggeration or glorification, but his achievements are many His writing can be idiosyncratic, however that can also be said about many climbing books Having read other books by Venables I put him up with Simpson and Krakauer for consistently being an inte [...]

    2. I m a fan of climbing books generally and so a biographical work by Stephen Venables had a strong appeal for me as he is one of the foremost UK climbers of his generation I found the book an easy read which I really enjoyed covering his life from childhood to a new route up Everest without oxygen At times it is idiosyncratic however that can also be said about most of the climbing books I ve read I ll be buying another to read in due course.

    3. This book took far too long to get to the mountains There seemed to be endless details about the early life and childhood of the author, which is not what I want to read in a book about climbing I see the point of talking about first experience of the mountains or first climb etc but I don t want to read endless stories about the early years Once we got past it, I still found the overall tone to be lacking in interest.

    4. Sadly let down by an over long warm up I m starting to get pretty bored with the formulaic childhood anecdotes at the start of every mountaineering memoir these days Venables childhood stories unfortunately did nothing to keep me engaged and I ended up putting the book down before we even got to the mountains Shame.

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