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At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his . Facing Up: the Incredible story of a year-old's summit of Mt. Everest by Bear Grylls; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Mountaineers, In library. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith. PRAISE FOR BEAR GRYLLS"Bear's tale is by turns.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. The language is so gripping that Bear literally puts you on the mountain and in his head with his inner thoughts, he shares his personal struggle. Against the odds, Bear's Everest attempt was successful, he was the youngest ever Briton to reach the summit at age Three things which put you on the top of Mt.
Its a book which is hard to put down, it serves as an inspiration for the power of human will. The sense of humor present in this book is pretty darn amazing and the amount of respect that Bear holds for the mountain can be perceived properly.
Its an amazing book to read!!! Sent via BlueDart, delay in delivery. site Edition Verified download. A good read with great insights into what goes on into the preparation and the actual ascent and descent of Everest. The book also provided great views in what these adventurers were thinking about, their frailties etc.
The writing style is pleasant and keeps us hooked in until we finish the read. The great thing about this book is the adventure that Bear done and the writing style of the author.
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The book just does not concentrate on mountaineering but also adds a personal touch to an individual's life. The emotions are portrayed very nicely and creatively.
Bear is a fantastic person who loves his family and surrounding in UK and this book displays this fact perfectly. Go for it guys and be assured that you will not be bored of reading it at all! Its an honor to look inside the thinking and attitude of real hero Bear Grylls.
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One person found this helpful. Wonderful book. It portrays the journey to the Everest in the most interesting way!! Loved it. Highly motivating. Will read again and again. See all 18 reviews. Refreshingly however, he never comes across as a cocky kid, but as someone who's experienced enough in his life to keep him thankful and determined.
That's a great place to start from when you're climbing to the top of the world. The book is a little slow to get off the ground as he talks about getting everything ready b An interesting read, this one. The book is a little slow to get off the ground as he talks about getting everything ready but thinking about it now, it fits in well with the rest of the book in that he really conveys clearly how long everything takes.
From getting sponsors, to getting to base camp, to the constant back and forth to higher camps to adjust to the altitude, to waiting around for days and weeks for the weather to change, etc. But it's never boring.
It's the best book I've read so far that makes me feel like I have a better understanding of how it actually works, day to day, living in camps on a mountain and what exactly is involved when they go for it. Glad I read it, glad he wrote it.
Would be interesting to see how his writing style changes as he's got older. I'm not really tempted to read anything else he's written so far but maybe I should.
Would be interesting to compare. If you've never read any mountain climbing books, I think this is a great one to take out for a test drive. Grylls certainly does not have the writing ability of Jon Krakauer but it is an absorbing and exciting read.
The story is told in a very easy-to-read fashion. Even though you know the end result it is quite a ride. Mr Grylls comes from a very privileged background which always helps in these types of events and although he talks about not having much money and an old banger of a car the money is there as a very nice safety cushion. This means he can go trekking in the Himalayas at the age of 18 or all round the world doing what he enjoys but for all of that it takes some doing to do what he did at such a young age.
It is just an amazing feat. I found the whole acclimatization factor fascinating and the length of time they were at Everest was extraordinary. Mar 31, Adi rated it it was amazing.
Nothing comes close to this. After reading this book, I admire climbers who made brave decision to turn back, and survived, when it was suicidal to continue.
My fascination, and respect for mountains grows further. Well written and Grylls is a legit legend. Apr 14, Rajarshi Aich rated it really liked it. A beautifully written book.. Excellent and exciting read!
Definitely up there with mountain greats. The suspense and determination made this book unputdownable. Highly recommend! Jan 11, Neeleisch G rated it did not like it Shelves: I have to admit that I love Bear Grylls.
So reading about his experience on Everest was enjoyable, and I thought it was really fun peeking into his life. Bear is a good writer.
The whole book is really information-packed, but it's not ever boring. He somehow makes even the parts where they're just sitting around waiting interesting. Though some of their antics can get partial credit for that! And he interweaves his thoughts and emotions and faith really well.
I was a little surprised at how ma I have to admit that I love Bear Grylls. I was a little surprised at how mature Bear seemed at twenty-three - which is completely a compliment! He had perseverance and guts and determination, which paid off when he summits the tallest mountain on earth - and his journey along the way is an interesting, crazy ride. My only complaint? Probably the swearing. There's not loads of it, it's interspersed, and Bear rarely swears himself throughout, but I could've done without some of it.
I will say that it makes it more realistic!
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Facing Up is recommended! Especially for adventurers, those who enjoy a good autobiography, and fans of Bear Grylls Crazy, interesting, informative.
And Bear doesn't even make a big deal out of climbing and reaching the summit of Everest. He's cool. Before I read this book, I don't think I'd heard of Bear Grylls, but I am drawn to any book about Everest because I have something of an obsession with the mountain and the region. I've read quite a few books about Everest expeditions going back as far as the early 's, including the ill-fated summit attempt by Mallory and Irvine.
A very well written, descriptive and honest account of all the challe Before I read this book, I don't think I'd heard of Bear Grylls, but I am drawn to any book about Everest because I have something of an obsession with the mountain and the region. A very well written, descriptive and honest account of all the challenges faced by a young man who was the youngest Briton at that time to make it to the summit of Everest and back despite having broken his back and recovered prior to this.
Bear Grylls comes across as someone who is very humble, likeable, funny and slightly off the wall. There was also a great camaraderie between himself and other members of the expedition which must have helped them all in the gruelling challenges they all faced.
May 31, Duncan Cameron rated it really liked it. First of all I find it hard to admire anyone from a middle class background. Most of them in my opinion when trying to communicate find it hard to let go of this privilidge and stand out to us less privilidged, as being snobs. That aside, who can't but admire the single mindedness of this man. Privilidged or not he's still a man. His achievments are immense. Too smart to be fearless, Grylls is a leader and inspiration to anyone.
Before reading this book I had no idea how much preparation goes First of all I find it hard to admire anyone from a middle class background.
Before reading this book I had no idea how much preparation goes into scaling the vast peaks of the Himilayas. Due to their incredible height above sea level ,half of the battle is acclimitization. It's not just a case of off we go, see you at the top. Rather each phase of the climb has to be repeated apart from the final ascent.
Tragedy is never far away with one death to every 10 succesful attempts. This is maybe not the best account ever written but has a few surprises which add to the suspense. Well worth reading. Mar 27, Solange Hando rated it it was amazing.
Facing Up by Bear Grylls Ok, I'm a fan of the Himalaya no climbing, mind, just trekking but I really loved this book and still read it from time to time. For me, it isn't just an adventure tale as the youngest Brit at the time makes it to the top of Everest but it's about living your dreams despite whatever the world throws at you.
Bear had always dreamed of climbing Everest but broke his back as a young man, recovered, struggled to raise sponsorship, right to the last minute, then was forced to Facing Up by Bear Grylls Ok, I'm a fan of the Himalaya no climbing, mind, just trekking but I really loved this book and still read it from time to time. Bear had always dreamed of climbing Everest but broke his back as a young man, recovered, struggled to raise sponsorship, right to the last minute, then was forced to stay at base camp during the first attempt, so sick he couldn't lace up his boots The weather changed, the team turned back, too exhausted to try again, but Bear made it a few days later.
It's a lesson in motivation and determination, something we can all use in life to make dreams come true. So what is your dream? I loved this honest and compelling account of one mans battle to reach the top of the world. Whilst I have seen Bear on TV I knew nothing of his previous achievements and having read some books on the disaster recently I thought I would give this one a try. I instantly became a fan of Bear, willing him to the summit throughout.
The reader is given a fantastic account of the dangers of base camp and particularly the 'living' icefall. I am in awe of all those who make the summit and return safely. I can only dream of sitting on the summit but in this book I feel like have made the climb with Bear. I have a massive amount of respect for Bear Grylls, a true Everest champion! Great read! The language is so gripping that Bear literally puts you on the mountain and in his head with his inner thoughts, he shares his personal struggle.
Against the odds, Bear's Everest attempt was successful, he was the youngest ever Briton to reach the summit at age Three things which put you on the top of Mt. Its a book which is hard to put down, it serves as an inspiration for the power of human will. The sense of humor present in this book is pretty darn amazing and the amount of respect that Bear holds for the mountain can be perceived properly.
Its an amazing book to read!!! Facing up is the true story of Bear Grylls and ex-soldier who broke his back in three places after a parachoute accident while serving for the SAS.
After his accident which left him bedbound for months he decided he would climb the everest the only thing that kept him going during the rehabilitation process. Told with passion, humility, love and fun.
This book serves as an inspiration for the power of human will. You will be laughing and terrified as this twenty-three year old climbs Everest up a Facing up is the true story of Bear Grylls and ex-soldier who broke his back in three places after a parachoute accident while serving for the SAS.
You will be laughing and terrified as this twenty-three year old climbs Everest up and down to reach its summit. By the end you feel as if you are right next to him on the summit.
Bear Grylls shows you how he made it so you can learn valuable lessons for your own personal life even if it does not involve climbing the highest mountain in the world. At the age of 23, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to climb Everest. The book begins with memories of the horrific parachute jump which almost severed his spinal cord while he was in the Army.
What followed was months of rehabilitation and an end to his career. Surviving that really was a miracle and his next decision to climb Everest must have been a shock for his family! What follows is his account of how he got from there, through all the difficulties, to stand on top of the world. This was a good book written by a guy you can relate to and like, without some of the ego that other climbers have.
I enjoyed the book and still have a copy on my bookshelves.
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Jan 19, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved reading this account of Bear Grylls' journey to reach the summit of Mt Everest. There are few books that compel me to want to read at every possible moment, but this was one of them. I'll never climb Mt Everest myself, but reading another person's account is the next best thing.
I loved all the detail, the science behind the climb, the challenge of reaching goal after goal, and trying to imagine the ways all the senses would be feeling in such extreme conditions.
Inspiring and I absolutely loved reading this account of Bear Grylls' journey to reach the summit of Mt Everest. Inspiring and highly recommended.
Jul 20, Warren rated it liked it. A great detailed account of what it takes to climb the highest mountain on earth.
A very honest and in-depth account including, physical dangers of the ice fall, constant dehydration issues, sleeplessness, disease, steep ice climbing, dangers of altitude including mental deterioration, the death zone, storms and jet stream winds, decending post summit and dealing with death all around you. At times the author repeats thoughts and emotions and provides too much detail.
He could have skipped the j A great detailed account of what it takes to climb the highest mountain on earth. He could have skipped the journal quotes. All in all a good read. Nov 11, Priya rated it really liked it.
Pretty good first hand account of the Everest climbing experience. One gets a fair idea of what a climbing experience entails - the good, the bad and the ugly. Since this is the first book I have read on mountaineering, I can't really say much about the quality of content: However, the book did help a lot in building my knowledge and in preparing for my own personal trip to the base camp South of Everest.
Oh, and I have always been a fan of Bear Grylls on his Discovery show: So I quite enj Pretty good first hand account of the Everest climbing experience. So I quite enjoyed the book. Jan 13, ChristinaJL rated it liked it Shelves: Bit slow to start off with as it repeats facts about Everest that I already know, such as the tragedy, weather, geology etc.
Once it gets onto the climbing, it is an honest and interesting account of his Everest climb. One thing I will say, he does tend to over-explain things, which is not necessary some of the time, especially if you're a climber and already know what causes an avalanche, for example!
Definately not the best mountaineering book I've ever read, but it does give you a good i Bit slow to start off with as it repeats facts about Everest that I already know, such as the tragedy, weather, geology etc. Definately not the best mountaineering book I've ever read, but it does give you a good idea of what it's like to climb at high altitude. Oct 10, Ginni Brinkley rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm fascinated by stories of exploration and adventure, especially ascents of Everest from the armchair is enough thanks.
I found this fascinating and truthful and well worth a read. As an added bonus it has convinced me, if I needed any convincing, that I'm going to stick to mountains that don't need crampons, ice pick, ropes or supplemental oxygen.
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If I can get to the top of Slieve Donard, which eluded me as a child, then that will be mountain enough for me! Jul 14, Fareeha rated it really liked it Shelves:Get A Copy. Are you sure you want to remove Facing Up from your list? Lists with This Book. WorldCat Library.
It showed all the details of what it takes to cli Most Autobiographies are boring. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks. Lets be real. Share your thoughts with other customers. Worldwide this book has touched people through its enduring honesty, courage and humility. The book begins with memories of the horrific parachute jump which almost severed his spinal cord while he was in the Army.