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An amazing true story of courage, perseverance and faith, that had me in tears before the author had even reached Everest. The emotion and love he felt for his family came through wholeheartedly. His words and the excellent narration made you feel what he felt, especially the emotion behind the hidden message he left for his family incase he didn't make it back. The reaction of his children to him leaving pulls at your heart strings and the support and love shown by his wife was beautiful. The narrator managed to capture and expresses the emotion of the story excellently. The author interweaves his experiences and lessons learned during his military career, with the story of his solo assent of Everest and the beliefs that ground his life. Although I can not fully understand the draw of climbing to the top of the world (or up any mountain for that matter), I can understand the beauty and austerity of the landscape, as well as the need to challenge oneself and complete what you feel committed to. The courage, faith and self control shown during his blind decent of Everest is awe inspiring and far beyond my comprehension. This author not only gives you an inside look at the fortitude it takes to survive the Earths highest mountain, but he also takes you on a journey laced with faith, love and family. I received this audiobook from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review
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A bit pretentious at times but enjoyable at many others. Some content does get repetitive and doesn’t keep the readers attention.