Based on his day-by-day journals written on the highest peaks of five of the seven continents of the world, Nick Comande shares his personal observations, triumphs and tragedies while climbing some of the highest and coldest mountain peaks in the world while raising money for charity at the same time. This book follows how amateur mountain climber Nick Comande with no formal training whatsoever, traveled from Africa to Antarctica, fighting extreme temperatures, harsh weather conditions, a plane crash and bureaucratic red tape. Trying not only to reach new personal goals, but also helping others at the same time. Nick Comande climbed and raised funds to help The American Cancer society, The American Diabetes Association and The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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What do high altitudes, personal journals and charities have in common? They are the main ingredients in the book 'Climbing for Causes'. Nick B. Comande is a firefighter, from Racine, WI. While perusing through travel brochures, he decides, on the spur of the moment, to take his vacation time in Tanzania, Africa. There he'll climb to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nick B. Comande's journal takes you through a seven year odyssey, climbing some of the highest peaks on five continents. This is a very personal journal of an extraordinary human being!. What makes Nick unique is that he does not climb to the summits for the sheer thrill of victory. While there is that element, his motivation for these climbs is to raise funds for charitable causes. For every meter Nick climbs someone back home has pledged a monetary amount for causes such as the American Diabetes Association, The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society. As I read I found myself climbing beside him. Weeping at his adversities and cheering him on at the thrill of victory! I could see the vast emptiness of Antarctica, the rugged beauty of the Caucasus Mountains and a stunning sunset from Mt. Aconcagua on the border of Argentina and Chile. This book is a page turner and a wonderful read 'of far away places with strange sounding names'!