The author's adventures as a world class mountain climber David Holsworth took him to many places across the United States as well as Canada, Spain, Austria, France, Morocco, Algeria, and Nepal. Though he faced many near-death experiences as a climber, his greatest fear was becoming disabled as a result of a climbing accident. That didn't happen. But thirty years later, he found himself in a wheelchair, not as a result of an accident but because of the debilitating disease, multiple sclerosis. The fate worse than death found him. After succumbing to the disease, he then found Jesus and a reason to go on trying. He found grace better than life.
The author was educated in Colorado and started mountaineering then as a pastime. This developed into a passion which consumed all his time and efforts. It was that winter-time alpine beauty that first drew him to the mountains of Wyoming. Then followed the sparkling ice walls of Alaska and next the gigantic Himalayan monsters with their awe- inspiring grandeur. He was always seeking greater difficulties to be climbed. He returned from these outings feeling invincible. Then came a time when his endeavors became more reasonable.