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Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits

Parfet, Bo; Buskin, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0814410847 / ISBN 13: 9780814410844
Published by AMACOM, New York, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new condition; gift quality. BroDart protected jacket. Signed on the front free end paper by Bo Parfet. Another fine account of one man's attempt to conquer the World's seven highest summits. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 62-2

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Title: Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the ...

Publisher: AMACOM, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In four years, Parfet accomplished what very few people had done before--he climbed the highest mountain on every continent. Here, he chronicles all of the exhilarating, often terrifying, climbs firsthand.

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In early 2003, a young Wall Street investment banker named Bo Parfet set out to accomplish something very few had done before—climbing the highest mountain on every continent. He was not a professional climber, but what began as a casual interest would soon become a lifelong passion and in just over four years, Bo would overcome the odds and conquer all of the mountains—Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Denali, Vinson Massif, Elbrus, Carstenz Pyramid, Kosciusko, and Everest—with courage, unbridled passion, and determination.

Combining the gripping narrative of Into Thin Air with the adrenaline-fueled drama of Vertical Limit, Die Trying is the incredible story of one man's battle against his own limitations. From dodging avalanches to crossing a ladder over a seemingly bottomless crevasse, to making his way through the Khumbu Icefall and burying a dead teammate at 27, 000 feet, we experience all of the author’s exhilarating, often terrifying climbs first-hand. We travel with him during his near-death experiences when falling into a crevasse in New Zealand and nearly-drowning in crocodile-infested rapids during a canoe race in Belize. And we share the terror of his confrontations with corrupt army officials, cannibalistic tribesmen, and local militia groups. Harrowing and uplifting, Die Trying is a riveting memoir that will inspire all of us to defy the odds and fulfill our dreams.

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