This biography recounts the remarkable life of Dr. Charles Houston, on and off the mountain.
- Author: Bernadette McDonald
- Softcover; 250 pages; black-and-white photos and color DVD; 43 minutes running time
- Mountaineers Books; copyright 2007
- Includes a special DVD with rare photographs and footage from Houston's climbs
Best known for the attempted rescue in 1953 of an injured team member from high on K2, Dr. Charles Houston's life beyond mountaineering has also been one of outspokenness, daring and commitment to humanity. The story of his 91 years is inspiring in the best and truest sense of the word. Author Bernadette McDonald offers insights into the inner man: a man who, always driving himself to do more, wrote in his diary, ''Is it not better to take risks...than to die within from rot? Is it not better to change one's life completely than to wait for the brain to set firmly and irreversibly in one way of life and one environment? I think it is...taking risks, not for the sake of danger alone, but for the sake of growth, is more important than any security one can buy or inherit.''
Made in USA.
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