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* Full of humor and drama, this is a great read for climbers and armchair adventurers alike * The Burgess brothers are two of mountaineering's best-kwn personalities * Climbing short stories from major peaks all over the world Bad-boy identical twins Adrian and Alan Burgess have climbed together from the Alps to the Himalayas, from Patagonia to McKinley. They began climbing as youngsters in their native Yorkshire. Three decades later, they have become legends in the international climbing community, rewned t only for their strength and skill on the world's most challenging peaks but also for the raucous energy and devil-may-care exuberance they exhibit off the mountain. Follow them on their many adventures: Summiting a 20,000 foot peak alone, without any rope, shedding crampons for the last thirty feet. Inciting a barroom brawl, the air full of flying chairs, potted plants, and bottles. Suspended from a cornice as an avalanche explodes above, almost vomiting from frightnterrified the ropes will be cut. Standing helpless as a Sherpa sweeps past, a mere arm's length away, to death far below. Settling down to a life of foxhunts and debutante balls in Colorado, sans pedigree. Their tales -- some tall, all juicy -- are full of humor, passion and poignancy, reflecting their commitment to living life to the fullest. This is what climbing books are all about!