Tomaž Humar Testimonial

"McDonald has done a fine job of crafting this powerful story about a truly remarkable climber and human being. One of the best books about climbing I have read."Royal Robbins

"It’s been a long time since I picked up a book I couldn’t put down. This is quite a story and quite a telling."Tom Hornbein

"Besides breath-taking descriptions of what happens on the mountains, this book most importantly helps us understand the main character. Bernadette McDonald sets him free from the swirls of mist. This is a brilliant book." – Kurt Diemberger

"It’s a great read! In fact, I couldn’t put it down." – John Amatt

"This book reveals many fascinating secrets: about what motivates
climbers who perform at the very highest levels; about the positioning and
competition within the climbing communities; about the fascinating world
of Slovenian climbers – the best in the world; and most of all, the complex
personality of one of the most intriguing and enigmatic high altitude
performers of today – Tomazˇ Humar."
Reinhold Messner

"The Jury described the book as an astonishing account of an extraordinary climber brilliantly portrayed by McDonald. It has breathtaking descriptions of climbs, perceptive insights into the climber’s mind and strong narrative. This book stands in an inspirational class of its own, emphatically deserving the win."Book Jury, Kekoo Naoroji Award for Mountain Literature, 2008.

"This book is an admirable portrait of a climber – controversial, bold, at times surrounded by chaos self-made or not of his own doing – magnified by the mountains and his passion." -Jon Popowich, Gripped Magazine

"It’s the close connection between its style and content that makes the book a real benchmark in contemporary alpine-climbing biography." Katie Ives, Alpinist