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By Steve Bell

The will to face on best of the top aspect on each one of the seven continents has fired the mind's eye of mountaineering fans from all over the world. of completion of this outstanding feat, often called the Seven Summits, calls for a lot of the climber from touring to distant destinations to dealing with severe climate to mountain climbing many of the most threatening mountains on the planet. Seven Summits offers a compelling and private examine the heroism of those climbers and the mountains that encouraged them.

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It's just me and my own two feet, my own physical strength and my own mental resolve. “At the same time it's only rewarding if the mountain is a real one. Podunk hills don't count. I’m trying to make up for the frustration I face in the lowlands, and to do that I’ve got to have a challenge, something to gut up for, something that forces me to strain. There has to be a spirit of adventure to it, too, and an element of uncertainty and risk. ” Frank, too, told friends and acquaintances about the unexpected lessons, the surprises.

H. ” —Clint Eastwood “A good armchair adventure story… Seven Summits has elements of loyalty, death, love, action, travel and suspense. Bass and Wells are just two men who had ridden their dream to an end. ” —Gerald R. Ford “[An] incredible story…. You don't have to know or care about mountaineering to enjoy it. If you like a gripping, inspiring adventure story, you'll love Seven Summits. ” —Publishers Weekly “Does a very good job of describing how they suffered and failed, suffered and succeeded.

Don't worry,” Frank said. ” Dick didn't say more, but he hated this kind of unnecessary anxiety. He had enough of that back home, and he came on these climbs to get away from such things. Now he felt that familiar knot in his stomach. The flight to Moscow was uneventful, as was their passage through customs. The camera box wasn't even opened. They were greeted by the chief of Russia's Mountaineering Committee, Mikail Monastersky, who introduced the two climber-guides on Elbrus. It couldn't have been a more friendly reception, and on the way to the hotel, Monastersky said to Frank, “Next time you come to Russia, you can contact us directly.

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