Above the Clouds

Originally published in Spain under the title: Res âes impossible.

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds

The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest in this profound and free-flowing memoir--an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth's highest peak to the soul's deepest reaches. The world's fastest mountain climber, ultra-runner, and mountaineer, Kilian Jornet has broken nearly every mountaineering record in the world and twice been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. In 2018 he burnished that legend, setting the FKT (fastest known time) ascending and descending Mount Everest--in twenty-six hours from base camp--without bottled oxygen or ropes. What drives a person to the edge of one of the most difficult and revered mountains in the world? How much is one willing to sacrifice and suffer to pursue an authentic and bold life? Jornet ponders these questions as he recounts one remarkable year in the life of the mountain, exploring Everest's changing nature over four seasons and his own existence. Above the Clouds silhouettes a complex and dedicated runner at the peak of his physical prowess who must choose between the safe and certain or the adventurous and perilous. As he recounts a life spent studying, tending, and ascending the greatest peaks on earth, Jornet ruminates on what he has found in nature--simplicity, freedom, and spiritual joy--and offers a poetic yet clearheaded assessment of his relationship to the mountain . . . at times his opponent, at others, his greatest muse. In this sweeping, soulful journey--the flip side of stories like Into Thin Air--Jornet illuminates with beauty and brilliance what it means to be an athlete, a competitor, and a human facing the greatest life challenges--for him, the mountain he yearns to climb and honor.

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Above the Clouds
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Kilian Jornet
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: HarperOne

The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climb of Mount Everest in this profound and free-flowing memoir--an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth's highest peak to the soul's deepest reaches. The world's fastest mountain climber, ultra-runner, and mountaineer, Kilian Jornet has broken nearly
Above the Clouds
Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Anatoli Boukreev
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-08 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

When Anatoli Boukreev died on the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest adventurers of our time. In Above the Clouds, both the man and his incredible climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries on the infamous 1996
Battle above the Clouds
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: David Powell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-19 - Publisher: Savas Beatie

In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents: The Confederate Army of Tennessee. The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mountain roads. Soon even
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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-04 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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Pages: 229
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