No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks - Ed Viesturs, David  Roberts If you know someone who's thinking about taking up mountain climbing, give him/her a copy of this book. Equal parts adventure story and cautionary tale, this book relates the author's harrowing stories of survival on some of the highest peaks on the planet. The difference between Viesturs' story and that of many other mountaineers is that getting home alive is always the foremost thought in his mind. He has turned around and gone home within sight of his goals many times, and that's why he's still alive to tell the tales.