No Shortcuts to the Top

No Shortcuts to the Top

Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

Book - 2006
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For 18 years, Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. However, No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest.
Publisher: New York : Broadway, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780767924702
Branch Call Number: 796.522092 Viest
Characteristics: viii, 358 pages : color maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1943-- Author


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Oct 06, 2010

Ed Viesturs' personal account of his mission to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000+ metre peaks without oxygen. Remarkable not just for his achievements, but for his determination not to become another statistic and to come home safely from each peak - even when that meant turning back just yards from the summit.

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