by wjohngalloway

Really, I can barely contain myself!

Been listening to Ed Viesturs autobiography

Besides being a portrait of a driven climber, it touches on the Everest tragedy of ’96 when Viesturs was on the mountain making an IMAX film with Dave Breashears.

I’m not ashamed to say that once again there were tears in the Galloway eyes (which pretty much made me look a lunatic postie who no one dared approach) . The whole affair showed both the best and worst of mountain behaviour in a three day period that, in retrospect, speaks clearly about selfishness and altruism.