Mr. Stubbs takes us on a personal, and at times intimate, real-time journey through the soul of a mountaineer… the will, intellect and emotions that drive the desire and fortitude to climb. He does this through a story of friendship, trust, pride, success, loss, grief, self forgiveness, and ultimately the choice to get on with living. His is as much a story about emotional survival as one of physical survival. Neither overly dramatic nor overly written, Stubbs’ effort is a straightforward account of a few days most of us would likely find overwhelming. As such, Mr. Stubbs’ story can connect with your fear of success as well as your fear of failure, while documenting a set of experiences that ran the gamut from exhilarating to horrifying to numbing to reconciling the soul.
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