By Laurence Leamer
Willi Unsoeld, a legend between mountaineers--a guy whom invoice Moyers calls one of many few giants he has ever met--fearlessly challenged the world's maximum peaks and encouraged a iteration of climbers together with his legacy.
Ascent is the tale of his life--a exciting story of actual and non secular event that captures the hypnotic strength in the back of this amazing character. From his victorious conquest of Everest's forbidding West Ridge to the tragic lack of his daughter at the treacherous slopes of Nanda Devi to his ultimate, deadly try out at Mount Rainier, we see Willi as guru and consultant, lover of threat and thinker of risk--a guy whose indomitable spirit brought on such devotion that folks him fearlessly to amazing heights and, occasionally, even to their deaths. A dramatic saga of bravery, bold, and the hunt for non secular fact, Ascent brilliantly captures the mythic determine of Willi Unsoeld.