Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest

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Stephen Venables is one of the greatest British climbers of his generation and he has now written a full autobiography, which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax, he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest's history and by Lord Hunt as 'one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive'. As Venables writes: 'Although we didn't go seeking deliberately an epic near-death experience, it did turn out that way - the ultimate endurance test for which all the previous adventures seemed, retrospectively, to be a preparation.'

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If you've never climbed, Higher than the Eagle Soars can still be read for its old-fashioned, self-effacing humour, as the story of a cultured man determined to place himself inside a tradition he loves. Or you can read it for the thrills and spills. -- Guardian

The story of his descent after a night spent near the top is ... both harrowing and deeply moving. -- Sunday Times

There can be no dispute about the magnitude of his achievement. Venables is superb on the terror and exhilaration of climbing ... [but] honest enough to face up to the selfishness that mountaineering requires and the strain it puts on relationships. -- Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

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A highly intimate and epic account of Stephen Venables's life, culminating in his dramatic ascent of Everest, an event that confirmed him as one of the greatest British climbers of his generation.

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