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'“Superb . . . In this book, you will discover how, time and time again, a man can draw on this inner strength.”—Doug Scott, CBE, mountaineer and author"Brilliant! Honest, gritty, and riveting."—Chris Bonington, CVO, CBE, mountaineer and author“What Andrew has done is outstanding—the toughest grand slam on the planet—the 14 x 8000ers!”—Peter Hillary, renowned adventurer and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, first man to summit Mount Everest“Excellent. Andrew Lock has ably demonstrated that true adventure is still to be found in the high altitude climbing arena, despite current trends toward commercially tainted expeditions. But perhaps more notably, in the process of three grueling decades climbing in the bleak, rarefied atmosphere of the 8,000-meter peaks, he was able to find a clarity of vision that enriched his soul. This book is a must read for alpinists intent on seeking their own true nature at any altitude.”—Pat Morrow, legendary mountaineer, author, mountain filmmaker“Andrew Lock reminds us that the greatness of the human spirit is sustained by men and woman who refuse to give up, who represent the indomitable willpower that has allowed humankind to reach the stars.”—Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One"An honest account of what a pragmatic, tough and dogged Aussie can achieve with will, experience, heart and an infatuation for the high Himalaya. Bravo!" —Barry Blanchard, UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide, Canmore, Canada“This mountaineer isn’t simply a thrill seeker. He is a student of his passion and passes along his knowledge of the craft to readers, breaking down everything from the geographical characteristics of each mountain to what he carries in his pack. . . . Lock’s intensity remains constant throughout . . . as he relies on a combination of experience, strength, grit, determination and intuition to get him up and down the Himalayas and beyond.”—Associated Press"Lock’s transformation from his lowland roots to his spectacular successes will thrill many . . . Lock is one of the few people to conquer all 8,000-meter summits, making his memoir required reading for adventure enthusiasts and distant admirers alike." —Library JournalOne of the Top 5 Reads for the Summer, U.S. Backpacker Magazine'