Speaking of David Breashears, if you haven’t already done so, do yourself a favor and read High Exposure.Simon & Schuster2003For generations of resolute adventurers, from George Mallory to Sir Edmund Hillary to Jon Krakauer, Mount Everest and the world's other greatest peaks have provided the ultimate testing ground. But the question remains: Why climb? In High Exposure, elite mountaineer and acclaimed Everest filmmaker David Breashears answers with an intimate and captivating look at his life.For Breashears, climbing has never been a question of risk taking: Rather, it is the pursuit of excellence and a quest for self-knowledge. Danger comes, he argues, when ambition blinds reason. The stories this world-class climber and great adventurer tells will surprise you -- from discussions of competitiveness on the heights to a frank description of the 1996 Everest tragedy.0684865459 It ranks very high on my list of best biographies, climbing related or otherwise. It’s full of interesting, and sometimes funny, anecdotes related to his previous filming projects. Best known of them being Everest MacGillivray Freeman Films19981998-03-06An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard.Baltasar KormákurJason Clarke (Rob Hall); Josh Brolin (Beck Weathers); John Hawkes (Doug Hansen); Jake Gyllenhaal (Scott Fischer); Sam Worthington (Guy Cotter); Robin Wright (Peach Weathers); Keira Knightley (Jan Hall); Clive Standen (Ed Viesturs); Emily Watson (Helen Wilton); Mia Goth (Meg); Michael Kelly (Jon Krakauer); Martin Henderson (Andy Harris); Elizabeth Debicki (Dr. Caroline Mackenzie); Tom Goodman-Hill (Neal Beidleman); Vanessa Kirby (Sandy Hill Pittman)Thriller; Adventure; Dramahttp://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/movies/253412/movieposter/everest-5573dfa9b9e6d.jpgplugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=IRVJwH3hBd0&hd=121736tt0120661 and Cliffhanger Canal+19931993-05-28A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers.Renny HarlinRenny Harlin (Producer); Mario Kassar (Executive Producer); Alan Marshall (Producer); Mindy Marin (Casting); Laura Fattori (Production Manager); Joel Marx (Production Supervisor)Sylvester Stallone (Gabe Walker); John Lithgow (Eric Qualen); Michael Rooker (Hal Tucker); Janine Turner (Jessie Deighan); Rex Linn (Richard Travers); Caroline Goodall (Kristel - Jet Pilot); Leon Robinson (Kynette); Craig Fairbrass (Delmar); Gregory Scott Cummins (Ryan); Denis Forest (Heldon); Michelle Joyner (Sarah); Max Perlich (Evan); Paul Winfield (Walter Wright); Ralph Waite (Frank); Trey Brownell (Brett)Action; Adventure; Thrillerhttp://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/movies/9350/movieposter/cliffhanger-5214d6fbf2fa1.jpgplugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=IydM8H49MuA9350tt0106582.