The Kid Who Climbed Everest
The Incredible Story of A 23-year-old's Summit of Mt. EverestBook - 2004
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.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 2004, c2000.
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed.
Branch Call Number: 796.522 G
Characteristics: xvi, 287 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.