';An extraordinary life.'The New York Times Book Review ';A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.'Kirkus Reviews Legendary 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 expeditionand its tragic outcomeare 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 worldbefore he left it altogether. ';A personal, uncritical biography that rounds out the portrait of Fischer sketched in Krakauer's best-seller Into Thin Air.'The New York Times Book Review ';A much fuller picture of a climber widely critiqued in the high-profile coverage after the Everest tragedy.'Seattle Post Intelligencer ';A vivid portrait of a superb athlete whose love of mountain climbing drove everything he did.'Ed Viesturs, author of No Shortcuts to the Top ';Birkby succeeds in illuminating the power mountains can exert over the human soul.Publishers Weekly Updated with a New Introduction and Epilogue Plus new photos exclusive to the digital edition!
Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High