by Marco Cremona with Glen Calleja
This is the story of Marco Cremona’s incredible adventure on the highest mountain in the world: Mount Everest. But Marco is scared of heights and lives on an island with not even a single hill, let alone a mountain.
Not to worry – as an engineer, an environmental activist, a keen promoter of water conservation, an opinion maker and above all a man who is always in search for new challenges in life, he was not about to let the small detail of his acrophobia get in the way of his dream.
Sal-quċċata tal-Everest is the story of a man who wanted to tread were no Maltese man has gone before – even though he had no idea what it takes to climb a mountain.
But his was not a dream that could be fulfilled from one day to the next. It took him long years of exercise and trials on mountains, each one slightly taller and more difficult than the previous one.
It’s very easy from the comfort of our living rooms to imagine that climbing a mountain is that something romantic you see in the movies. We could not be more wrong: Cremona walks us through the extreme difficulties, in the world of tents where even toilets are non-existent, where food is limited and where everything has to be carried on the backs of the climbers.
Sal-quċċata tal-Everest is a no holds-barred, tale-from-the-heart, published by Merlin Publishers. It is a book for adventure lovers, for those who live for extreme sports, and for those who love cliff-hanging reading.