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Rick Ridgeway, an accomplished climber in his own right, chronicles their journey, allowing readers to decide if these adventures are the result of midlife crisis or simply about men pursuing a dream with unshakeable resolve. Whatever the case, Ridgeway's fast-paced adventure provides gripping descriptions of the world's tallest peaks. We see the logistical nightmares of Antarctica's Mt. Vinson, the unpredictable weather of McKinley, and the extreme altitude of Everest's 8,848 meters. Ridgeway continues up Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, and Kosciusko with lively accounts that capture the day-to-day operations of expedition life, and more intriguingly, the growing bond between two driven men. --Ben Tiffany
Climbing enthusiasts will enjoy this book, as will as those who love a good adventure story.
People, who have no money work whatever labor they can get paid for, climbing as much as they could, much like Krakauer and Marty Hoey, mentioned in this book.
Well written and a trememdous adventure with some very interesting side lights (from Chariots of fire to Mickey Mouse).
I wanted to haul off and climb Aconogua after reading there tale. Rick Ridge was does a great job of weaving this story together for the read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Taylor Higginbotham
I met Dick years ago when he was returning to climb Everest. When I found this book, I devoured it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book showcases the friendship between the two main characters. I loved the friendship and will to succeed they share.Published on November 16, 2012 by Gordon Swoyer Jr
This was a very enjoyable read. These guys had every chance to turn back, but never did. Against all the odds and very harsh conditions, they achieved their goal.Published on February 18, 2012 by skylinechililover
This is one of the books I read when my interest in mountain climbing adventures was first starting. At the time, I liked it. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Co-editors Nancy Gray and Dennis Field
Dick Bass is working impossibly hard to finance, promote, and build a new ski resort that he calls Snowbird. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Nina M. Osier
I couldn't stop reading it...I felt transported to all the expeditions with them. Highly recomended.Published on October 21, 2008 by N. Nebbia
These are two men who followed their bliss and dared to live their dreams. Their adventures during their amazing quest was exciting reading and their human experience was truly... Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by Greta Reiley
What happens when two wealthy, middle aged men with commanding, type A personalities get together? Why they decide to climb the seven summits, the highest mountain on each of the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2008 by Lawyeraau