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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Language: un
Pages: 240
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: HarperOne

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Language: un
Pages: 272
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Above the Clouds
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Takie Sugiyama Lebra
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-01-29 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Language: en
Pages: 166
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