By Sam Lightner Jr.
“Sam Lightner, Jr., combines stories of event, one historical and the opposite modern day in his page-turner . . . With its wealthy experience of position and historical past, All Elevations Unknown bargains an incredibly clean twist to an adventure-climbing tale.” –Climbing Magazine
In the spring of 1999, armed with little greater than an outline from a publication and a map classified “all elevations unknown,” Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing blood brother, Volker, chanced on themselves deep within the jungles of Borneo on a undertaking to climb a mountain that used to be in simple terms rumored to exist. What little they knew concerning the mountain they'd realized from the memoirs of significant Tom Harrisson, a British global warfare II soldier who in 1945 have been assigned the near-impossible undertaking of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rainforest–where the natives had a grisly behavior of removing heads–to attempt to reclaim the island for the Allies.
A attractive, completely unique mixture of go back and forth event memoir and old new edition, All Elevations Unknown charts Lightner’s exhilarating and now and then harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi within the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to maintain his workforce jointly in a single of the earth’s such a lot treacherous uncharted wallet. alongside the way in which, he reconstructs a desirable old narrative that chronicles Tom Harrisson’s adventures there throughout the conflict and illuminates an striking piece of forgotten global battle II background. Rife with suspense and vibrant element, the 2 intertwining stories open up the island of Borneo, its humans, and its background in a strong, unforgettable manner, taking event writing to new heights.
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All Elevations Unknown: An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo by Sam Lightner Jr.
Because they undermine all this, the last scenes represent the triumph of mediocrity, of isolation, and of resignation. The material, strictly speaking less autobiographical than Ln Qualre Cenls Con/1:, is nonetheless a logical extension of the director's autobiography. -\zn;\\'our himself. hut ulna hccnusc thc chanuctcr in the hook mu compnrvd to Chaplin. ~hip give‘ point to tIlt:\rliu'\ cuvuring of (Iluri~\c'\ hrt-:1\t~. ht-c:\t|'~c ‘in ti|m~. th;\t‘~ how it h;|\ to hc‘. Thu con-or~ took rt-vcngu hy prohibiting the lm tu pcnplc under t-ightvcn.