In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed to open at eleven thousand feet. He had cracked three vertebrae and come within a fraction of severing his spinal cord. A grueling eight months of physical therapy followed. Bear had to retrain his muscles to do all of the things we take for granted-how to sit, stand, walk, even breathe. Eighteen months after his accident he overcame incredible odds to reach the peak of Everest. THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.
The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story Of A 23-Year-Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest
(1) Desert Plunge (2) Reaching Out (3) A World Apart (4) Moving Mountains (5) Among the Giants (6) Last Call (7) Breaking the Ice (8) Warning Shots (9) Brothers in Arms (10) Easter on the Ice (11) Make or Break (12) Summit Fever (13) Torn Apart (14) Stone's Throw (15) Alone (16) Above the Clouds (17) Borrowed Time (18) Why (Postscript) (Appendices)