Ultimate High

Ultimate High

My Everest Odyssey

Book - 1999
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Goran Kropp, a Swedish adventurer, set out from Stockholm, Sweden on a Crescent Ultima bicycle and traveled 5 months and 8,000 miles carrying 240 lbs. of gear with him. He ascended Mt. Everest in May 1996, unassisted and without the use of supplemental oxygen, days after the tragedy that claimed 8 climbers. He then returned to Stockholm on his bicycle. The entire trip took one year. This is his account of his training, preparation, and accomplishment of the most self-sufficient combined approach and climb of Mt. Everest ever. Kropp has a tremendous zest for life and has been mountain climbing since he was a child. His philosophy is to approach the mountains on their own terms.
Publisher: New York : Discovery Books, c1999
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9781563318306
Branch Call Number: 796/.522/095/496/Kro 359401 1
Characteristics: xii, 227 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps


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KCLSRecommends May 12, 2014

A number of people have climbed the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, but who else besides Goran Kropp started their climb from their home (his is in Sweden) and traveled the entire way to the base of the Himalayas by bicycle?!! And then climbed to the top without oxygen tanks, of course, whew!

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