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2014 Spring Book Roundup

7 great books for outdoor lovers to bring on the trail this season.
By Trent Knoss



Flying Off Everest
by Dave Costello (Lyons Press; May 2014)

In the wake of last week's Mount Everest avalanche that killed at least thirteen Sherpas, it's as good a time as any to appreciate the native people who risk their lives year in and year out on the world's highest peak.  Costello's narrative about two impoverished Nepali men who paraglided off Everest is as funny as it is harrowing, an inspiring tale of audaciousness that'll make you shake your head in disbelief.



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