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Spirit High : The Mick Parker Story - James Knight

Spirit High

The Mick Parker Story

Paperback Published: 1st June 2015
ISBN: 9781921134661
Number Of Pages: 288

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On 21 May 2009, after weeks of gruelling climbing, Mick Parker reached the summit of Makalu in the Himalaya, 8463 metres above sea level. He was now a veteran of the '8000ers club' - those elite adventurers who have scaled the world's highest mountains. What's more, as with all his climbs, he'd done it without  the help of bottled oxygen, guides or Sherpas: a method that was extremely dangerous, but revered by purists. The stunning achievement crowned a ten-year climbing career that had begun in suburban Victoria, before taking on New Zealand, the US, South America, and finally the ultimate challenge - the Himalaya. His face slathered in sunscreen, Mick smiled, squinted, took a photo of the magnificent vista, then prepared for the long descent. Thirteen days later, he was found dead in his Kathmandu hotel room. He was only 36.

A story of courage, determination and high-altitude adventure, Spirit High  details the exhilarating but all-too brief life of Mick Parker. An Aussie larrikin who knew no fear, but cared deeply for his fellow human, it is a tale of triumph, tragedy and chasing your dreams - no matter where they take you.

All proceeds from the sale of this title will go to the Michael Parker Foundation to assist with the education and ease the hardship of disadvantaged children in Nepal, Northern Pakistan and Australia.

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ISBN: 9781921134661
ISBN-10: 1921134666
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Brio Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.14