Mountain Madness

Mountain Madness

by Robert Birkby
     
 

“An extraordinary life.” The New York Times Book Review

“A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.” —Kirkus Reviews

Legendary climber Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world’s highest peak tested

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“An extraordinary life.” The New York Times Book Review

“A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.” —Kirkus Reviews

Legendary climber Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world’s highest peak tested his skills, his courage, and his endurance. His legendary final expedition—and its tragic outcome—are portrayed in Everest, the 3-D movie adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer. Robert Birkby, one of Scott’s close friends, captures in this intimate and stirring portrait who Scott Fischer really was and what led him to climb to the top of the world—before he left it altogether

Updated with a New Introduction and Epilogue

Plus new photos exclusive to the digital edition!

This book is not an official tie-in to the film Everest.

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Editorial Reviews

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A personal, uncritical biography that rounds out the portrait of Fischer sketched in Krakauer’s best-seller Into Thin Air.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A much fuller picture of a climber widely critiqued in the high-profile coverage after the Everest tragedy.” —Seattle Post Intelligencer

“A vivid portrait of a superb athlete whose love of mountain climbing drove everything he did.” —Ed Viesturs, author of No Shortcuts to the Top

“Birkby succeeds in illuminating the power mountains can exert over the human soul.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806528762
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,333,261
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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