Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits

Synopsis

An exhilarating and inspiring story of one man's journey to overcome nature--and his own fears. In early 2003, a young Wall Street investment banker named Bo Parfet set out to accomplish something very few had done before--climbing the highest mountain on every continent. He was not a professional climber, but what began as a casual interest would soon become a lifelong passion and in just over four years, Parfet would overcome the odds and conquer all of the mountains--Kilimanjaro, Acon - cagua, Denali, Vinson Massif, Elbrus, Carstenz Pyramid, Kosciusko, and Everest--with courage, unbridled passion, and determination. Combining the gripping narrative of Into Thin Air with the adrenaline-fueled drama of Vertical Limit, Die Trying is the incredible story of one man's battle against his own limi tations. From dodging avalanches to crossing a ladder over a seemingly bottomless crevasse, to making his way through the Khumbu Icefall and burying a dead teammate at 27,000 feet, we experience all of the author's exhilarating, often terrifying climbs first-hand. We travel with him during his near-death experiences when falling into a crevasse in New Zealand and nearly drowning in crocodile-infested rapids dur ing a canoe race in Belize. And we share the terror of his confrontations with corrupt army officials, cannibalistic tribes men, and local militia groups. Harrowing and uplifting, Die Trying is a riveting memoir that will inspire all of us to defy the odds and fulfill our dreams.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2009

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