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Description - Summit 8000 by Andrew Lock

A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock- the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks in the world, including Mount Everest-twice.Here Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxygen. Andrew's story is one of extraordinary passion, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us through his sixteen-year odyssey to achieve the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering. We are taken through the victories, the near-misses and the great tragedies. The intense human drama of the expeditions infuses the book-sometimes funny, sometimes fierce and always fascinating stories about survival, climbing rivalries and mountaineering politics. The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his journeys add rich texture to his tale, culminating in his 2014 trip to Everest, where he was witness to the deadliest avalanche in the peak's history. Ultimately, we learn 'why does he do it?' Why does anyone take on such a challenge, knowing how easily they might be killed? Andrew's story is both candid and inspiring.'Andrew Lock has written a superb and very honest account of climbing all the 8000-metre summits and the connection he made with the Himalayan mountains, the Himalayan people and the Himalayan climbers he met along the way. In this book you will discover how, time and time again, a man can draw on his inner strength and also that he does not suffer fools gladly.' -Doug Scott, mountaineer and author.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522861921
ISBN-10: 052286192X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 149mm x 28mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Andrew Lock

Andrew Lock is the most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer in Australian history. He is the only Australian, the first person in the Commonwealth, and just the 18th man in the world to climb all fourteen of the world's 8000-metre mountains. His achievements encompass eighteen summits of those 8000-metre peaks, including Mt Everest (twice) more than four times that of any other Australian, placing him in a select group of the world's best alpinists. Additionally, Andrew accomplished the first Australian ascent of six of those mountains, a record that can never be broken. Andrew Lock is a professional motivational and keynote speaker. He can be found at www.andrew-lock.com.

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