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This is the true story of gripping life-and-death battles that took place on the 2006 Everest Expedition. Christopher Harris started mountaineering with his father, Richard, at just eight-years-of-age. They made the decision to be the first father and son team to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents. To climb Everest, the highest of all mountains, was Christopher's ultimate dream. This dream became a reality when businessman and adventurer Dick Smith funded an expedition. A successful climb by Christopher would make him the youngest person to reach the summit of Mt Everest.. The 2006 expedition was beset with disasters. Everest claimed the lives of two expedition members and almost that of cameraman Lincoln Hall. The book includes extracts from radio conversations with Lincoln, which graphically describe the struggle to get Lincoln, and the other men with him, safely down the mountain. The passion and emotion of these real life experiences make The Will to Climb an unforgettable and inspirational read. 'Christopher is probably the most deserving young adventurer to ever get the Australian Geographic 'Young Adventurere of the Year' due to his incredible climbs at such a young age...' Dick Smith.

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