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I have rarely read a book that is so candid and thoughtful.
Slakey shares with us his most amazing experiences and his darkest moments and through it all we discover a man we can all learn from.
Although he does "redeem" himself near the end of the book many people might have a hard time making it through the first half.
I am both an avid alpinist and outdoorsman, as well as an avid reader in the category. As such, the book was probably not written to my audience. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Peter
Liked his climbing and surfing descriptions, but found his "epiphanies" to be disappointingly superficial. Much build-up toward banality.Published 2 months ago by Peter Cohen
Utterly unconvincing. A self-absorbed egotist (redundant, I know) from start to finish. It's hard to believe he climbed anything, based on his weak descriptions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cold reader
I enjoyed the mountain climbing portion, particularly the harrowing tales of some of the expeditions. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Suzanne Van Cleve
don't expect epic tales of long winded journeys where you follow along every breath with every word, however this book was a nice break from the standard outdoorsy books: here it's... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mary McNelly
Boo on this book. We had to read it for school. It just was not that interesting. I'd rather choose my own books to pleasure read.Published 16 months ago by DiamondDoula
This was required for college. Great book and I enjoyed reading it.. I made a A+ on the test...get it and read it.Published 17 months ago by Rhonda