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Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest by [Dickinson, Brian]
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Former Navy air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to push for the summit or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely and began his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, instincts, and faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts his extraordinary experience on Mount Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6045 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 1 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GWT8E10
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #239,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An amazing true story of courage, perseverance and faith, that had me in tears before the author had even reached Everest. The emotion and love he felt for his family came through wholeheartedly. His words and the excellent narration made you feel what he felt, especially the emotion behind the hidden message he left for his family incase he didn't make it back. The reaction of his children to him leaving pulls at your heart strings and the support and love shown by his wife was beautiful. The narrator managed to capture and expresses the emotion of the story excellently. The author interweaves his experiences and lessons learned during his military career, with the story of his solo assent of Everest and the beliefs that ground his life. Although I can not fully understand the draw of climbing to the top of the world (or up any mountain for that matter), I can understand the beauty and austerity of the landscape, as well as the need to challenge oneself and complete what you feel committed to. The courage, faith and self control shown during his blind decent of Everest is awe inspiring and far beyond my comprehension. This author not only gives you an inside look at the fortitude it takes to survive the Earths highest mountain, but he also takes you on a journey laced with faith, love and family. I received this audiobook from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review
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Blind Descent was an amazing true life adventure on the tallest mountain in the world. 29,000 feet high in altitude, all alone and suddenly blind, Brian Dickinson couldn’t use his radio to contact his team to let them know he was in trouble. The only thing he could do was rely on God and his sense of touch, and the skills he had to get himself off the mountain.

It was fascinating to discover all the climbing that goes on in order for a climber to acclimatize to the elevation change when attempting to climb Mount Everest. Brian Dickinson does an excellent job of helping the reader understand all that is involved in an individual’s preparation for climbing the world’s tallest mountain.

It was wonderful to see Brian’s reliance on God and his devotion to his family. His story was very inspirational. The way he tells his adventure makes the reader feel like they are with him every step of the way.

If you enjoy survival stories, I think you will enjoy this one. I gave Blind Descent 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

This review was published on my blog Shelf Full of Books [...]
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By Glenda Fowlow TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 26 2014
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True story of Brian Dickinson's solo ascent to the summit of Mt. Everest and then his miraculous descent while suffering from snow blindness. Engaging writing with full scope of Brian's life, not just his trip to Everest. His faith story is included, but it did not feel preachy to me. Pictures at the end. If you enjoy mountain/true life adventure stories, I highly recommend.
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An utterly amazing book, filled with adventure, details, gorgeous descriptions, love and longing, family and faith. I read late into the night and deeply appreciated the experiences Brian described so vividly.
Maybe this book will become a movie at some point, showing courage and love without having to revert to swearing and violence to make a point.
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This was an excellent book of perseverence and against all odds trusting in God in all things, I learned a lot about mountain climbing and have decided to stay on level ground, we all climb mountains daily in our lives, we need to trust in our Heavenly Father to get us safely to the top.
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Spellbinding! Amazing guts and skill. Unbelievable, blind descent? It had to be God's protection!
I admire and applaud your faith. I will recommend to believers and unbelievers.
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