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Sarah Parmer Vickers

Cardiff By The Sea, CA, USA
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  • No Shortcuts to the Top

  • Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
  • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Ed Viesturs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

For 18 years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But 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. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story About Mountaineering & Challenges

  • By Lindsay on 09-08-16

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Amazing story narrated by the author. Very inspiring and actually going to now listen to the unabridged version.