To the Last Breath

To the Last Breath by Francis Slakey was just so-so.  Slakey was the first person to climb all of the seven summits and surf every ocean. Read Into Thin Air instead. Here are a few pros and cons:


  • Some great portions on Buddhism and a great adventure in Bhutan
  • Great descriptions of climbing and climbers


  • The author admits that he was a self-centered jerk for most of his life. He sounds like it for most of the book
  • Sometimes boring