Released on 18 September 2009.

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Facing Up

A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest

4.23 based on 705 ratings & 40 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime' Independent

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 mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith.

In the media

Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific.
Daily Telegraph
No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime.
Independent
A remarkable tale.
Daily Express