Not even register with someone not interested in the region but I found it was one of my favorite parts of the bookTomaz was a controversial climber He s most known for a climb of his where he became stranded in a snow cave had to be plucked off mountain in a very dangerous high altitude helicopter rescue The rescue was controversial not only because of pushing the imits of rescue the ethics of involving others to save him in a sport where doing it on your own is the expected but because he used media to cover his climbs in realtime both the internet satellite calls into base camp Tomaz did become a national hero to many but was also despised by manyThe story also details how Tomaz was hurt not while climbing mountains but while working on his house the story of his recovery As with Eat Run I could relate to this uite a bit Another major topic was the struggle Tomaz had between his family the mountainsOne thing I didn t ike about the book was that it switched back forth between his time on the
wall other Himalayan climbs With the plethora of Himalayan mountains out there other Himalayan climbs With the plethora of Himalayan mountains out there difficult names I found this confusing I have to imagine someone who doesn t have any familiarity with the area might struggleThe book was also written by the same author as I l Call You in Katmandu the Elizabeth Hawley Story one that I d started but not finished I Crime and Punishment llikely go back to it nowOverall if you re into mountaineeringendurance stories it s certainly one you should read I found the story of Tomaz Humar intresting but the writing style was rahter poor This surprised me as I read BERNADETTE MCDONALD S FREEDOM CLIMBERS A COUPLE OF YEARS McDonald s Freedom Climbers a couple of years and thoroughly enoyed it Ever since a fellow climber casually mentioned I somewhat resemble Tomaz Humar in facial features I had been wanting to find out about this icon of high altitude mountaineering Online searches Sailor Moon Episode Lists led me to the excellent biography penned by now renowned Himalayan author Bernadette McDonald but waiting for it to be available at myocal ibrary was futile My patience finally ran out and I ordered the book from delving into it as soon as it showed up at my doorIt is a fast and compelling read alternating the inadeuate and ultimately harrowing events that ed to Humar s being trapped on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat with the story of his ife up to that point with everything well reference. Tain Because of the audacity of the climb the fame of the climber the high risk associated with the rescue and the hourly reports posted on his base camp website the world was watching Would this be the most spectacular rescue in climbing history Or a tragic and very public death in the mountains Years before as communism was collapsing and the Balkans slid into chaos Humar was unceremoniously Amazing biography amazing story about this extraordinary Slovenian alpinist Very inspiring I highly recommend it A page turner The story of this egendary mountaineer is fascinating of course but I found the writing style to be uite mediocre a very easy read about a man s passion for climbing Two weeks before finishing the book he died climbing In the book he said It isn t important how many times you fall
but that you always stand up continue and ook forward into the future To be honest without access to my that you always stand up continue and ook forward into the future To always stand up continue and ook forward into the future To honest without access to my I can t remember that much detail of this book or the rescue which is frustrating but I did read it years ago along with Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity lots of other similar books I gave it three stars so it must have been a decent read Just wish I could say about it I am impressed by the spirit of the mountaineers It is not my first book about extreme climbers and probably not theast I still try to grasp what is their motivation to understand the feeling that these climbs in such extreme conditions give them I do not think there is much understanding just a fascination Amazingly all speak of finding themselves on the mounting their inner strenght and also that you need to be aligned spiritually mentally and physicallyIndeed an interesting world to travel too Odli na knjiga o The Doughboys legendarnem pokojnem slovenskem alpinistu s predgovorom svetovno znanega alpinista Reinholda MessnerjaAvgusta 2005 je Toma Humar ujet prezebal vedeni 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] luknji 6300 metrov visoko v mogo ni Rupalski steni na Nanga Parbatu v Himalaji Sam je sku al po novi smeri preplezati najvi jo steno na svetu Po estih dneh mu je zmanjkalo hrane iz rpanega in premo enega do ko e so ga zasipavali sne eni plazovi Ljudem po vsej zemeljski obli je zastajal dih bo to najbolj spektakularen re evalni podvig v zgodovini alpinizma Ali pa bo gora zahtevala smrtni davek pred o mi vsega svetaNapeta ganljiva in navdu ujo a zgodba ooveku za katerega dobi ivljenje resni en smisel ele z bli ino smrti This was not the typical mountaineeringendurance I was expecting While I d heard of Tomaz before I really didn t know much about him I was surprised to hear that he came from Slovenia an area my mother s side of the family comes from The beginning of the book talks about his time growing up there the war in Kosovo the breaking up of the countries in that area taught me uite a bit I didn t know This part might. In August 2005 Tomaž Humar was trapped on a narrow edge at 19000 feet on the formidable Rupal face of Nanga Parbat He had been attempting a new route directly up the middle of the highest mountain face in the world solo After six days he was out of food almost out of fuel and freuently buried by avalanches Three helicopters were poised for a brief break in the weather to pluck him off the moun.
review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Õ Bernadette McDonaldD in historical political and cultural contexts The unprecedented helicopter rescue itself was a spectacular success that provoked extended discussions worldwide on the kind of expectations it would set for future alpinists
take even greater risks knowing could be potentially bailed out from what used to be impossible situationsHumar s reputation was that of someone who was willing to face inordinate dangers to climb difficult but elegant Lines Which Were And Still Are Considered Suicidal This Ability which were and still are considered suicidal This ability take incredible risks resulted in some spectacular successes but also opened him to criticism from the international climbing community especially when he enthusiastically agreed to share every stage of his adventures with the entire world via the internet In essence Humar turned his ater expeditions particularly the one to Nanga Parbat into a global reality show with multiple episodes One positive was that the notoriety of the climber helped move the gears of international cooperation faster so that his rescue was achieved in the nick of time However it also opened him to sharp criticism from people both in Slovenia and around the world on his decision to dilute the spirit of climbing by readily sharing it with the entire mass of humanity Prior to reading Humar I had not realized the protagonist was such a controversial figure in the climbing community which marveled at each one of his unprecedented accomplishments but also could not understand his modus operandiInTO TAKE EVEN GREATER RISKS KNOWING
the end the overwhelming odds caught up with him and Humar perished on Langtang Lirung before another helicopter rescueend the overwhelming odds caught up with him and Humar perished on Langtang Lirung before another helicopter rescue could get him off the mountain only a year after the publication of this book The saddest part of his demise for me after finishing the book was that each close call got him closer to abandoning solo high altitude climbing but the pull of the mountain was too strong and ultimately Ouija in Suburbia lethal Neither saving his marriage seeing his children grow up or overcoming a debilitating injury succeeded in curbing his intent to play the game at the highestevelTomaz Humar was a brilliant star that shone brightly for a Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism little while and was then extinguished by the indifference of the highest mountain ranges in the world Luckily there is still much we canearn about him and about ambition dedication and vision through McDonald s excellent biography at hand. Onscripted into a dirty war that he despised where he observed brutal and inhumane atrocities that disgusted him Finally he did the unthinkable he Lenora left and finally arrived home in what had become a new country Slovenia He returned to climbing and within very few years he was among the best in the world Reinhold Messner among others called him the most remarkable mountain climber of his generatio.