By Andrew Lock

an exciting memoir of the miraculous high-altitude mountain climbing achievements of Andrew Lock: the one Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks on the planet, together with Mount Everest - two times.

We study ‘why does he do it?’ Why does a person tackle any such problem, figuring out how simply they may be killed?

Andrew Lock offers us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his ardour for mountaineering in small groups, or solo, with out Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. His tale is certainly one of impressive ardour, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us via his sixteen-year odyssey to accomplish the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering.

We are taken in the course of the victories, the near-misses and the tragedies. the serious human drama of the expeditions infuses Summit 8000 - humorous, fierce and continually attention-grabbing tales approximately survival, mountain climbing rivalries and hiking politics. The distant and lovely landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his trips upload wealthy texture to his story, culminating in his 2014 journey to Everest, the place he used to be witness to the deadliest avalanche within the peak’s history.

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