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At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last-minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest ...

Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest 2001, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330392266

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Facing up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest 2000, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333903223

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