The Trek

The Trek

by David Schachne

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BN ID: 2940045262064
Publisher: David Schachne
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

David Schachne fell in love with the great outdoors at an early age, while growing up in Brooklyn. An avid hiker and fitness enthusiast, he began writing in his mid-twenties, while earning his Masters degree at Harvard Business School. He always had a strong desire to write - about anything - but instead focused on his business career for over twenty years, spending most of his time writing business proposals instead of manuscripts. After 9/11, he decided to pursue his passion and started writing more extensively, combining it with his passion for hiking. He has hiked in many places around the world and has reached the summits of some of the tallest mountains in the U.S. and elsewhere. He has served on the boards of two successful businesses, as well as Make-a-Wish of CT. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and three daughters.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realistic and sublime account of one man who made his dream a reality David Schachne captures the grueling reality of mountaineering in The Trek. This journal-style account provides an intimate depiction of every obstacle and victory Schachne encounters in tackling his lifelong dream of climbing the summit of Kala Patthar. With moving descriptions of the physical distress Schachne experienced during this two-week hike, this memoir is a reminder that we can be ill prepared to accomplish even our most enduring dreams, but Schachne's journey is nonetheless inspiring, entertaining, and engaging. This book in itself is a journey that showcases the sacrifice and distress one man endured to achieve his dream.  A great read for those interested in endurance sports. To that audience, I also recommend John Stevens’ Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei which conveys the trials of monks, who quite literally run or die and train by running over twice the length of a marathon daily. Both books will stir your motivation—extreme athlete or not.