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A Physicist on Everest: How Body and Mind Break Down at Elevation [Excerpt]

In his new book, physicist Francis Slakey recounts the myriad physical and mental challenges in summiting the world's highest peak
Book jacket, To the Last Breath



COURTESY SIMON & SCHUSTER

Editor's Note: The rights to our excerpt from To the Last Breath: A Journey of Going to Extremes, by Francis Slakey, have expired. The book is available from numerous online booksellers.

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