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Geoff Tabin:
'Blind Corners, Adventures on Everest and the world's tallest peaks'

Geoff is the 4th person who climbed the 7summits including Carstensz Pyramid.(his detailed profile can be found here on the 7summits statistics site)
And his book is one of my all-time favorites; this guy is not only an explorer but a crazy adventurer as well. Great stories about the first bungee jump and standing on Carstensz summit without permit, but with penisgourds...

Now there is a 2nd edition! This new and extended edition contains extra chapters about Geoff's amazing cataract surgery projects in the Himalayas and Karakoram.
Also there are new chapters about guiding &, other climbers: George Lowe & Rob Slater (in addition to the part about Lou Reichardt) and some older chapters are updated.

Geoff shows that a life of adventure can be combined with doing great things for others. His cataract project has changed many thousands of people's lives, as they turned from being completely blind to seeing for a few dollars worth of materials and strong determination of Geoff and a few others.

It's hard to say what the biggest adventure is: climbing the east face of Everest or being bitten by a rat while operating in Pakistan without lights, but one thing is sure: "it just doesn't get any better than this".

"Dayenu" & "Kay guarnay" are 2 themes in this book written by an eloquent and smart pragmatic man. Just read it and find out what it means... then head off to your next adventure; who knows, it might just make the world a better place to live in...

But the best thing about this book is that it's available again as it is not to be missed by anyone who has ever felt even the tiniest spark of adventure in his or her brain. Now in paperback, cheaper than ever, but richer than ever as well.

Geoff Tabin:
'Blind Corners, Adventures on Everest and the world's tallest peaks'

- Paperback: 235 pages (not 304 as Amazon states);
- Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 9.18 x 6.06
- Publisher: The Lyons Press; (October 2002)
ISBN: 1585743445
- Other Editions: Hardcover (out of print)
- Average Customer Review:

Geoff is the 4th person who climbed the 7summits including Carstensz Pyramid.(his detailed profile can be found here on the 7summits statistics site).

Please read more about the fight against Himalayan blindness and how you can help on his site:
http://www.cureblindness.org/howtohelp.html
« Last Edit: Apr 14 2003, 19:06 by 7summits »
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