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By Ed Buckingham

ISBN-10: 1909461490

ISBN-13: 9781909461499

so much folks can watch an previous episode of the vacation programme want You have been the following with no it having the life-changing influence that it had on postman Edward Buckingham. For Ed, a tender guy from humble origins in Cornwall, the draw of Kilimanjaro and the excessive mountains of the realm could switch his existence ceaselessly. it will additionally practically finish his existence in the course of a fall from excessive on Cho Oyu, the 6th optimum mountain on this planet. attracted to excessive locations, Ed launched into a trip that might take him to the summit of the top mountain on each continent. His seven summits truly concerned ten summits - he climbed the top summit in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, and the top in Continental Europe, Mount Elbrus, in addition to summiting Australia’s Mount Kosciusko and the way more distant Papua New Guinea summit of Carstenz Pyramid, the top element in Australasia. And, in fact, Cho Oyu. In 7 Summits, Ed tells of complication and near-death studies on Cho Oyu, the sheer scale and affliction in being the 1st Cornishman to ascend Everest, in addition to his ultimate summit, Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Ed develops as a guy all through his quest. continuously humble, operating difficult for the Royal Mail offering publish to fund his journeys, on his early journey to Aconcagua and on his first try out on Mont Blanc he's a great deal a beginner mountaineer, yet his ardour for the outside and willingness to assist his fellow climbers is often there. in the course of his fifteen-year quest Ed’s adventure grows, rather within the sub-Arctic of Alaska, the place his ascent of Denali proven his stamina and gear to the restrict. on the fruits of his quest, he emerges as a able climber, healthy and powerful and by way of sheer decision has develop into a world-class athlete, operating complete and extremely marathons, mountain climbing mountains and offering post.

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