Over the Top

                                                 OVER THE TOP

                                                             Russell Fralick
            Over the Top   How One Move Changed a Climber s Life XK500

I thought this book sounded exciting because this is as close as I ever want to get to climbing a Mountain. I’ll enjoy the thrill of the climb through someone else’s adrenaline rush.
So now are you ready if  so grab your rope and climbing boots you may want to hang on to that chair you are sitting in and let’s go on the journey of a Mountain climb with Russell: Breath deep here we go.
He loves the Mountains of his Native United Kingdom ,and he goes to countries around the world to climb Mountains. The thrill, the adrenaline rush, the wind in his hair, the sky closer the ground father away and the freedom of just the rope, harness is what he can’t wait on—for the next mountain higher more dangerous then the last.
It’s always the thrill that drives him to the next slope. No walls to hold him back some times when he swings from a cliff there’s no ground under him that makes him feel grounded—– so he feels the dramatic power of feeling in control– Really you say!!
As he looks down he could see the slope of the Mountain falling away steeply beneath him. Even though he had only ascended about 50 feet off the route,the exposure effect was spectacular. Looking down he could see at least a couple of hundred feet of drab morning air before the steep snow–covered scree appeared, leading back to the path down the mountain. Hooked onto that ice and rock, tiny speck on the Ben Nevis Massif, he never the less felt free and very alive. 
It must have been one of those almost imperecptible movements of his heel as he rounded the bulge and reached to plant his ice ax into solid ice.
Then it’s what no mountain climber wants to think about—But even at that moment it was pure exhilaration–
It must have been the tiniest of movements of perhaps only one of his boots as he tried to negotiate the crux when with out the slightest warning——–
This book will keep you on your toes and you will not put it down because it is a page turner— you will want to stay on the journey with him to find out what happens next.
I recommend this book highly. The words they kept in it words the UK uses  had me looking in the back of the book for their meaning. That is the only thing I found to hinder me reading the book of course if you are from that area you will do great.
I give this book a 4 1/2 do to those words only.
ISBN 978-1-57293-751-2
I received this book free from Discovery House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and no one else’s.
I wanted to thank you Anne for believing in me.
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