Ed Viesturs is an amazing climber who brings self awerness to a very dangerous sport!
Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Anitoli Bukriev's The Climb.
I read Ed's k2 book first and really didn't want it to end, so I picked up this one. This book has significantly less mountain climbing than his other book but still kept me engaged and was interesting. I would recommend his k2 book first, and if you're as smitten with him then as I was consider this as a good follow up.
I don't know if non-climbers will like this or appreciate this, but I thoroughly enjoyed every word of this audiobook. Great narrator and great writing. As someone who's only recently gotten into the sport, I was thankful that Ed wrote in style that climbers of all levels could understand. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to climb my own Annapurna!
Ed Viesturs has a terrific life story. and this was a great telling. very inspirational for someone who wants to do anything difficult. as a casual climber, I was enraptured by the vivid descriptions of his mountain exploits. as a family man, I can relate to the personal difficulties of balancing risk and reward.
Fantastic narrative, amazing narrator... all in all, now one of my favorite books ever! I couldn't stop listening; it's sure to motivate any adventurer or really anyone looking to succeed in life.
Liked the biographical approach but at times it felt as if there were some moments of conceit or megalomania throughout. The narrator has a good time but an annoying reading voice. This had the effect of slightly over dramatizing the content.
I believe it is information well worth putting out there. yes, the story of Ed is excellent, but to me is the story of his character. someone I can certainly relate to.
Story is great sadly the narrator kills it for me
SOOO boring, emphasis on things was strange. odd inflections.. something just bugged me about the way he read it.
Ed is completely perfect climber - " A complete Risk Manager for 8000mt + peaks"