In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed to open at eleven thousand feet. He had cracked three vertebrae and come within a fraction of severing his spinal cord. A grueling eight months of physical therapy followed. Bear Grylls had to retrain his muscles to do all of the things we take for granted-how to sit, stand, walk, even breathe. Eighteen months after his accident he overcame incredible odds to reach the peak of Everest.
The Kid Who Climbed Everest – Bear Grylls 2001 | 1st Edition
The Lyons Press, NY 2001
First Edition, Signed, Dust Jacket
First US edition, first printing. Binding tight, corners slightly bumped, internally fine, signed by the author on the title page. DJ rubbed at spine ends. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.