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Whenamandares to tell the truthand tells the truthabout dare.


A50yearoldcity raisedandcity livedengineerand investmentanalyst

decides to ascend the Ama Dablam summit. No prior climbing

experience, noprior training.This ishisstory.Auniqueperspectiveon

Himalayan trekkingandclimbing; theexpedition to the top toldbyacity

slicker. An inspiring journey of the body and the soul, a strugglewith

nature and personal demons. A moving tale about taking risks,

contemplating fear and crossing limits. An hymn to teamwork,

camaraderie, personal growth, and ultimately, life itself. The story is

accompanied by an array of exquisite pictures which provide a vivid

visual journey to Nepal, the Himalayan mountains and the Ama

Dablam summit; a superb collection of photos in a sophisticated

illustrated edition for the coffee table enthusiast and the book lover


About theauthor

Dr.GeorgeArdavanis isaconsultant inFinance

andEngineering and a visiting professor at the

University of Indianapolis and City University.

He has published a number of books and

articles. Originally from Greece, he now lives


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Our doubts are traitors andmake us lose the goodwe oftmight win, by fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare

A few hours’mountain climbing turns a rogue and a saint into two roughly equal creatures.

Weariness is the shortest path to equality and fraternity—and liberty is finally addedby sleep.