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Climbing the Seven Summits Paperback – May 4, 2012
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Mike Hamill is a professional mountain guide, writer, and photographer. He regularly leads expeditions to the moun- tains of the Seven Summits, among others, and has climbed all of the original Seven Summits at least four times, some as many as twenty. He has climbed them all in the course of one year several times, finishing them in 2008 in 220 days, the tenth fastest time to date. Mike was featured in the Discovery Channel's television production entitled Everest: Beyond the Limits. Mike has been guiding for more than a decade and calls Seattle home when not on the road. He began his climbing career on the steep rock and ice of New England and New York State while obtaining a bachelor of science from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He hails originally from Hanover, New Hampshire, and Bridgton, Maine. Please visit his website at www.climbingthesevensummits.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is incredible and has all the right bits. Whether you are actually planning on climbing the Seven Summits or want your mates and family to know all about it this is the perfect companion. Part 1 helps you prepare and plan your expedition while Part II breaks it all down giving the reader a comprehensive guide to each mountain. There is also a great comparison chart that tells you every thing from the altitude to difficulty ratings across each mountain as well as practical information like country telephone codes and the currency. Each chapter breaks down the different climbing routes, costs, suggested itineraries, maps, suggested gear and other useful training tips.
The book is supported by a website (...) that also offers additional information and advice. This is exactly the kind of book I have been searching for as I start the seven summits. It's been helpful to me in planning my trips and for those close to me to know what I am embarking upon. I highly recommend this book.
Reading this book has strengthened my interest in climbing and I know I'll use it as a guide to determine what summit I should attempt next.
This is the one book that has it all for the Seven Summits climber: detailed information about each mountain, beautiful photographs, practical tips, gear lists, route information, and much more. Mike provides an informative lead-in and scene-setting before discussing each mountain. A discussion on Kosciuszko vs. Carstensz Pyramid as the Seventh Summit makes for interesting reading.
For those who either want to climb the Seven Summits or who are currently pursuing this ambition - Mike's book is a must. For those who have completed the Seven Summits, Mike's book will bring back wonderful memories. And for those armchair climbers out there - this book will make you dream.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this for my boyfriend for Christmas who wants to climb all 7 summits. He has already conquered Mount Kilimanjaro last year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Wise
Great to have a general view and important recommendationsPublished 6 months ago by Josel Ramiro Valadez Bonifaz
Anyone excited about mountaineering should read this book. Mike Hamill describes each mountain in great detail. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jonathan Poiry
I enjoyed this outline of how to climb the Seven Summits, but would have preferred to read SEVEN SUMMITS by Bass & Wells. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Book expert
Hamill guided me up Aconcagua, scrupulously and routinely taking notebook paper and a pencil out of his coat to scribe the finer details of summitting that mountain. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mike Hamill provides the first compelling and comprehensive guide to summiting the highest peak on each continent. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Greg Nance
Invaluable resource for planning an attempt to reach all 7 summits. Hamill not only uses his vast experience but utilizes experts from all over the globe to put this manual... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Mark S. Kirchner
The book is not what I expected. It is more of a manual for someone wanting to climb mountains. I wanted more of story account regarding an actual climb.Published on April 26, 2013 by Magnolia