Up: My Life's Journey to the Top of Everest (UK Edition)

October 29, 2020
Up: My Life's Journey to the Top of Everest (UK Edition)

My eyes lifted to the horizon and the unmistakable snowyoutline of Everest. Everest, the mountain of my childhood dreams. Amountain that has haunted me my whole life. A mountain I have seenhundreds of times in photographs and films but never in reallife.In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cyclinggold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer KentonCool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet – climbingEverest for the British Red Cross to highlight the environmentalchallenges mountains face. It would be harrowing and exhilaratingin equal measure as they walked the fine line between life anddeath 8,000 metres above sea level. For Ben, the seven-weekexpedition into the death zone was to become the adventure of alifetime, as well as a humbling and enlightening journey. For hiswife Marina, holding the family together at home, it was anagonising wait for news. Together, they dedicated the experience totheir son, Willem Fogle, stillborn at eight months. Cradling littleWillem to say goodbye, Ben and Marina made a promise to livebrightly. To embrace every day. To always smile. To be positive andto inspire. And from the depths of their grief and dedication,Ben's Everest dream was born.Up, from here the only way was Up. Part memoir, part thrillingadventure, Ben and Marina's account of his ascent to the roof ofthe world is told with their signature humour and warmth, as wellas with profound compassion.