4/44/14 II (Four Years and Forty-Four Fourteeners)

Nemesis

by David A. Lien

4/44/14 II (Four Years and Forty-Four Fourteeners)
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4/44/14 II (Four Years and Forty-Four Fourteeners)

Nemesis

by David A. Lien

Published Dec 30, 2011
352 Pages
Genre: TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure



 

Book Details

Four Years and Forty-Four Fourteeners (4/44/14)

The longest journey begins with a single step. “During August 1999, David Lien climbed his first 14er (14,000-foot peak) in Colorado’s rugged Rocky Mountains. Almost seven years later, during May 2006, he went on to tackle the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Eleven climbers died on the mountain that year (the second highest-ever Everest death total), including two of Lien’s fellow climbers. But David made the difficult decision to turn back at over 25,200 feet during the team’s summit push, a decision that saved his life. David’s quest began as an attempt to climb forty-four fourteeners in four years (4/44/14), but it turned out to be about much more than climbing mountains.”

 

About the Author

David A. Lien

David Lien is a former Air Force officer, worldwide adventurer, and accomplished mountaineer. His climb and travels have taken him to 30 countries and onto the highest points in all 50 U.S. states, the fifty-four highest peaks in Colorado (the 14ers), and six of the Seven Summits (the highest points on each continent). David’s first book, 4/44/14 I (Four Years and Forty-Four Fourteeners): First Fourteeners, was published by Outskirts Press during 2010. David has also contributed articles, essays, letters, and photos to numerous periodicals, books, and newspapers, including: Everest: Surviving The Death Zone, The Firegrate Review, Trail & Timberline, Whitetales, Fur-Fish-Game, The Backcountry Journal, The Boundary Waters Journal, NewWest, Summit Daily News, The Aspen Times, Vail Daily, Rocky Mountain News, Rocky Mountain Chronicle, The Pueblo Chieftain, The Denver Post, Colorado Springs Independent, The Durango Telegraph, Desert News, Casper Star Tribune, Anchorage Daily News, Outdoor News, Duluth News Tribune.

Also by David A. Lien

4/44/14 I
Age-Old Quests
Age-Old Quests II
Hunting For Experience
Hunting for Experience II