This is an updated and revised edition of the autobiography of extraordinary Australian mountaineer Michael Groom which we published in 1997. Even among the many achievement-against-all-setbacks books on the market, Michael Groom's story stands out. In 1987, he lost a third of both his feet to frostbite while climbing one of the world's highest mountains. He was told to forget about an active, outdoor life but by 1990 he had not only taught himself to walk again, he was back climbing the Himalayas. To increase the challenge, Michael climbs without supplementary oxygen, an extraordinary thing to do in the thin oxygen-deprived air at the top of the world. In 1999 Michael climbed Makalu in the Himalayas. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and it's generally considered to be a harder climb than Everest, which is why so few people have done it. Michael is now one of the very few people in the world to have climbed all six of the six highest mountains. The book features two stunning 8-page colour photo sections, and has an introduction by respected mountaineer Lincoln Hall.Its appeal will reach far beyond those already interested in mountaineering - it is ideal for anyone with a taste for gripping biography, struggle-against-the-odds stories, inspirational books, or travel in Nepal.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004010607
Book Description Random House Australia, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU4182256
Book Description Random House, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002814949
Book Description Random House USA Inc, 2000. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0091841410
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Book Description Random House Australia, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-004-01-4607004
Book Description Random House Australia, Milsons Point, 1999. Soft Cover. Book Condition: F-. Updated and Revised Edition. 8vo. original printed paper wraps (slightly rubbed, a little creasing); pp. xii, 370 (last blank), [2 (sponsors, last blank)], with illustrations. A near fine copy. The autobiography of one of Australia's foremost mountaineers, recounting expeditions to the four highest summits without supplementary oxygen. Contains a new chapter not in the first edition of 1997. Flatsigned by Michael Groom on half-title. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 014995
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Book Description Random House Australia, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020091841410