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toddp is not online. Last active: 8/26/2008 7:55:32 AM toddp
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Read a good book lately?
Posted: 17 Jan 2007 09:28 AM
Have you read, or are in the process of reading, any good books? How about sharing a quick little review or a quote?

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Re: Read a good book lately?
Posted: 21 Jan 2007 09:40 PM
Just finished No Short Cuts to the Top by Ed Viesters. I think he's some kind of cyborg or something. Viesters is an animal. Anyway, The book was inspiring. I really think he is one of the greatest climbers of our time. Not on a technical scale, but his abillity to make consistent good decisions is phenomal. Not to mention his physical abilities. He climbed all 14 8000m peaks (some 3 or 4 times) without any injuries. Not even frostnip! He climbed with a very conservative attitide. When conditions were even borderline sketchy he turned back, sometimes 300' below the summit. But he always got back down to base camp safely. His motto is "Getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory". Another saying of Ed's i liked is "work hard and keep your mouth shut". Great read! -Nick.
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Re: Read a good book lately?
Posted: 17 Apr 2007 01:07 PM
HIGH EXPOSURE: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
David Breashears

This was a great book and if you are into high altitude cinnematography, it is a great read. It is always interesting to read about peoples motivations to climb and what they sacrifice to climb. This book seems honest in detailing Brashears successes and mistakes throughout his climbing career. It will stay on my shelf for a long time and I will probably re-read it in a few years.

Four out of five stars

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Re: Read a good book lately?
Posted: 19 Dec 2007 08:34 AM
SELF-RESCUE: by David J. Fasulo

Essential. I don't just read it, I practice it often. I can't count how many climbers I've climbed with who do not know these skills. Escaping the belay, passing knots, mechanical advantage, leader rescue, etc. Its a great book with cool illustrations by the infamous Mike Clelland!

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