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The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits

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In his account of climbing Everest, he comes across as a bloody-minded egoist who is prepared to put his team mates at risk by failing to prepare properly as well as going on a 4-day bender immediately before the climb on the grounds that he has 'unusual levels of resilience'. It's not even that all of the ideas in the book were brand new, but it's interesting to read Ant Middleton's take on fear as someone who has been in a lot of high risk situations.

He describes the headaches from being at altitude, the fear of trekking through the Icefall, pushing on through exhaustion and bad weather, and reaching each camp.I've been interested in the life of Ant Middleton since I first saw him on SAS Who Dares Wins and this second book is even better than the first book, both of which I really enjoyed. For someone who is supposedly so mentally resilient and has an elite level of emotional intelligence, some of the things he did were stupid. Two stars though, one for the decent descriptions of the Everest ascent and one for comedy (it's not supposed to funny, I know, but the whole alpha male struggle. The Everest part was interesting for me personally as my dad went to Base Camp for his 65th birthday, I always knew he was fit, but I hadn't realised how hard it was mentally. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

I have a 9yr old with a very good imagination which I feel is feeding into fears (he's a very happy child though) and wanted to see if I could adapt my behaviour to set him an example. Ant explains the mindsets needed to succeed, to grow, thrive and how to use them to not only survive in the most dangerous physical challenge, but the his most dangerous and constant enemy, himself. I read this after my husband said he'd been talking on the radio about fear and controlling emotions.There are times when life feels like it has you cornered: financial difficulties, relationship issues, work problems, all of the above. Found it super inspiring and interesting to read different approaches to mindset that I haven’t come across before. The book seemed clumsily put together and could have been better edited to remove the repetition of the same concepts. Since leaving the military, he has become best known as the star of the international hit TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins.

I've already seen the TV show of the Everest trip so I knew in advance what happened but I still enjoyed reading more detail about it. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life's challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard. Als Bergsteigerin lebe ich gefährlich und das Buch ist also sehr interessant aber eigentlich ist es auch zu empfehlen für den Alltag.And all that's without his shocking behaviour on Everest istself, putting the lives of his team on the line for his own ego and going on a four day bender rather than training.

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