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Breashears has no lack of good material. We follow him through the stunning backdrops of Yosemite, Europe, Nepal, and Tibet, brushing up against triumphs and tragedies along the way. And while the nuts and bolts of his adventures are entertainment enough, his knack for building suspense and employing understated drama makes his autobiography read like a novel: "The morning was sunny and calm, and Rob looked as though he'd lain down on his side and fallen asleep. Around him the undisturbed snow sparkled in the sun. I stared at his bare left hand ... I wondered what a mountaineer with Rob's experience was doing without a glove."
Breashears also likes to remind his audience of humble beginnings surmounted: his early climbing days when he was known as "the kid," and a winter he spent sleeping under a sheet of plywood during the Wyoming oil boom when he was called "the worm." But mostly he documents his filmmaking career and climbing passion, both of which he approaches with an obsessive fervor. Readers interested in either pursuit will find High Exposure a fascinating traverse across the spine of the world. --Ben Tiffany --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I liked a lot of the parts of this book, but some of it - not so much. I do not read biographies, so I could have done without the childhood descriptions. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Peter E. McGinn
Excellent account of the Imax expedition to Everest, the same year as the disaster.Published 21 days ago by Dannyboy
Good read. The title does not accurately depict the actual theme of the book.
It about author's life, which is beyond a doubt very grasping, but felt like it lacks detailed... Read more
David Breashears is one the most arrogant, rude man in the whole universe! I guess the lessons of living with his father didn't stay with him that long because He turned exactly... Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Steven M. Morris
The book arrived really quickly and is in great condition! Can't wait to read it. It's hot as blazes here in New York City and this is the perfect escape. Very recommended seller!Published on July 11, 2012 by bignybugs
David Breashears wrote an amazing book that is a must read for all climbing enthusiasts. This book is not one you want to pass up especially if the topic is one that interests... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Jennifer
David Breashears has led an interesting life, one that included summitting Mount Everest four times, usually using his skills as a cameraman more than a climber. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Eric Kassan
Reading David Breashears' pedestrian and flaccid account of his climbing and film-making career is like post-holing through waist-deep snow, only to reach a fogged-in summit. Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Christopher Amato
Imagine being so broke that you're living between two palettes of plywood in a lumberyard...outdoors...in Wyoming...in the winter. Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Anthony M. Frasca