Three weeks ago I read Ed Viesturs and David Roberts’s “No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks” Two weeks ago, I re-read it. It’s that good.
Ed Viesturs is a fairly famous mountaineer. I heard about him first when I saw the Everest IMAX movie at the Museum of Science, years ago. The book describes a big chunk of Ed’s life, climbing, thoughts on climbing, a bunch of expeditions and stories, and more. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The writing is clear, not overly verbose, very descriptive. The stories themselves are pure gold: one high-adrenaline adventure after another. I highly recommend it. It’s inspired me to go out and climb more. (And do it carefully.)