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Kid Who Climbed Everest : Thew Incredible Story Of A 23-Year Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest (Paperback)
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In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed to open at eleven thousand feet. He had cracked three vertebrae and come within a fraction of severing his spinal cord. A grueling eight months of physical therapy followed. Bear had to retrain his muscles to do all of the things we take for granted-how to sit, stand, walk, even breathe. Eighteen months after his accident he overcame incredible odds to reach the peak of Everest. THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.
A British Army officer chronicles his ascent of Everest at the tender age of twenty-three after recovering from a broken back just a few years earlier.
Number of Pages: 283
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Bear Grylls
Street Date: December 1, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-5558
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