7.25.2007

Book Review: The Kid Who Climbed Everest



The Kid Who Climbed Everest by Bear Grylls

Okay, I had to.

As I was weeding our library's biography collection, I found this and let out a little squeal - my Man Vs. Wild sexyman Bear Grylls had a book on our shelves!

This is Bear's account of his ascent of Mount Everest at the age of 23, 18 months after breaking his back parachuting in Africa. Though not the same caliber as Jon Krakauer's excellent Into Thin Air, I thought this was a very personal, interesting account of Bear's struggle to reach the summit, as well as that of his three Briton friends.

While reading the book, I could hear Bear's voice narrating it, and learned much more about my sexyman than I knew before. Explains how he does all the cold weather stuff on Man Vs. Wild, as well. ;-)

A fine addition to the canon of personal Everest accounts!

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