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Narrative of a Residence in Ireland During the Summer of 1814, and That of 1815 (Classic Reprint)

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Préface A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest, described as 'honest and compelling' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.Bear Gryl... Lire la suite
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A remarkable journey to the summit of Mount Everest, described as 'honest and compelling' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Bear Grylls was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. A martial arts expert, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Air Service (21 SAS), before suffering a free fall parachuting accident in Africa that left his back broken in three places. Despite this he went on to become the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Now one of the youngest and most sought after motivational speakers, he relates his remarkable experiences to audiences and corporations all around the world. He has also presented several prime-time TV adventure series for Channel Four in the UK and Discovery Channel in America, notably Born Survivor, which was also a bestselling book. Bear lives with his wife Shara, and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote Welsh island. His bestselling books Facing Up, about this record-breaking ascent of Everest, and Facing the Frozen Ocean, his inspirational story of leading a team across the treacherous North Atlantic, a feat for which he was awarded an Honorary commission in the Royal Navy, are both published by Pan Macmillan.

He is also the author of several children's books, including the The Jungle Book: New Adventures series, a contemporary update of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book.

Bear Grylls was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. A martial arts expert, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Air Service (21 SAS), before suffering a free fall parachuting accident in Africa that left his back broken in three places. Despite this he went on to become the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Now one of the youngest and most sought after motivational speakers, he relates his remarkable experiences to audiences and corporations all around the world. He has also presented several prime-time TV adventure series for Channel Four in the UK and Discovery Channel in America, notably Born Survivor, which was also a bestselling book. Bear lives with his wife Shara, and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote Welsh island. His bestselling books Facing Up, about this record-breaking ascent of Everest, and Facing the Frozen Ocean, his inspirational story of leading a team across the treacherous North Atlantic, a feat for which he was awarded an Honorary commission in the Royal Navy, are both published by Pan Macmillan.

He is also the author of several children's books, including the The Jungle Book: New Adventures series, a contemporary update of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book.



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Excerpt from Narrative of a Residence in Ireland During the Summer of 1814, and That of 1815

I have great obligations to acknowledge to many friends for assist ance given in the prosecution of the work. My thanks are more par ticularly due to the two gentlemen by whom I was favoured with the principal part of the sketches for the engravings. Most of them were taken at my own particular desire, with a view to the illustration of. My work those that were not so, were. Furnished me by a friend who had visited the spots from which theywere taken two or three years pre vions to my visiting them. In making the drawings, according to my very earnest request, the strictest fidelity has been observed. I have, in the course of my work, rep'robated the too common practice among artists, of rather aiming at forming a pleasing combination of objects, than, delineating the spot such as it really is: buti trust it will not 'be found in any of the plates here given, that the efforts of imagination are wanted to add interest to the scenes.

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Résumé

At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton 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.

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

'Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific.' Daily Telegraph

'Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account, not of conquering Everest, but of realizing its power.' Daily Mail

'A remarkable tale.' Daily Express

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Narrative of a Residence in Ireland During the Summer of 1814, and That of 1815 (Classic Reprint)
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Code EAN: 9780282403683
ISBN: 978-0-282-40368-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Fb&c Ltd
Genre: Monde, Arctique, Antarctique
nombre de pages: 444
Poids: 590g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T23mm
Année: 2018

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