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The Eleventh Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook. The official handbook of the Boy Scouts of America.
"An extraordinary life." --The New York Times Book Review"A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists." --Kirkus ReviewsLegendary climber Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world's highest peak tested his skills, his courage, and his endurance. His legendary final expedition--and its tragic outcome--are portrayed in Everest, the 3-D movie adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer. Robert Birkby, one of Scott's close friends, captures in this intimate and stirring portrait who Scott Fischer really was and what led him to climb to the top of the world--before he left it altogetherUpdated with a New Introduction and EpiloguePlus new photos exclusive to the digital edition!This book is not an official tie-in to the film Everest.
Scott Fischer, world-class mountain climber, led one of the tragic Mount Everest expeditions documented in the NYT bestseller Into Thin Air. Fischer died during the climb, but little was said about the 40 years of his life that led up to those final dramatic days. Mountain Madness is the first and only biography of this internationally famous mountain climber, written by a close friend, Robert Birkby, who knew him well and climbed with him on many occasions. The exciting, touching and largely untold story of one of modern times' most fascinating mountain climbers.