| Broadway Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $23.95 | About this edition:
For eighteen years Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen.
| Reprint edition (Broadway Books, November 27, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition:
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that 'getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory' while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers.
| Broadway Books, October 17, 2006, cover price $14.95
| Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 22, 2008), cover price $23.00 | About this edition:
This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The MountainÂ follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.