To the Last Breath

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To the Last Breath

A Memoir of Going to Extremes

By Francis Slakey

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781439198964, 252pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

When a Georgetown physics professor saw his existence becoming mundane, he actually did something about it. This exciting, moving memoir documents his quest to climb the highest mountains and surf every ocean on earth (Entertainment Weekly Must List ).
In 1997, a Georgetown University physics professor set out to scale the highest peak of every continent and surf every ocean. Over the next 12 years, every escape from death brought him closer to life.