Crystal Clear The Inspiring Story of How an Olympic Athlete Lost His Legs Due to Crystal Meth and Found a Better Life (E–pub Download) é Eric Le Marque
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with only minimal clothing 4 pieces of Bazooka gum an I pod and his Snowboard whichonly minimal clothing 4 pieces of Bazooka gum an I pod and his Snowboard which came to affectionately name Burton At the end of his ordeal Eric s feet were frozen into his boots he d lost 40 lbs yet ltimately found himselfFor the most part this book follows Eric s 8 day ordeal lost in chest deep snow and freezing conditions He evades wolves hunger thirst hypothermia and exhaustion as he climbs over a mountain range in the hopes of finding a rangers cabin and rescue Throughout we re also given flashbacks into his life Dance With The Devil unfortunately there s very little included here regarding his professional hockey career but he doesn t shy away from his descent into drugs or character flawsWell written and introspective you get a complete feel for the loneliness cold andtter frustration Eric is forced to endure and by his day 7 I couldn t put this book down As Eric awakes to yet another day on the frozen mountain and realizes he s dieing Suffering from exposure frostbite and hunger he s so far gone that he can no longer lace his boots and thinks he s in a video game searching for the reset button Then he hears a helicopterThere are some bittersweet moments here involving Burton the "snowboard which over the week has saved his life become a tool a weapon and his best "which over the week has saved his life become a tool a weapon and his best Think Wilson in Castaway And the sadness Eric feels gazing out the helicopter window as Burton is left behind during the rescue is heartbreaking Eric of course spends a long time in hospital trying save his frostbitten and dieing feet and also in rehab after he loses them These chapters are alternately motivational and heartbreaking as Eric sinks into depression and drug addiction once For a man whose entire life had been based
ON ATHLETICISM TO LOOSE HIS FEET HIS WHOLE WORLDathleticism to loose his feet his whole world goi. Nd a lightweight jacket and with only four pieces of gum for food he soon found himself chest high in snow veering off the snowboard trail and plunging into the wilderness By nightfall he knew he was in a fight for his lifeSurviving eight days in subfreezing temperatures he would earn the name “The Miracle Man” by stunned National Guard Black Hawk Chopper rescuersBut Eric’s against all odds survival was no surprise to those who knew him A gifted hockey player in his teens he was later drafted by the Boston Bruins and a 1994 Olympian But when his playing days were over Eric felt adrift Everything changed when he first tasted the rush of ,
I get that he has risen above a horrible experience but I just want to shake him
because nothing butnothing but judgement calls and cockiness landed him in that mess to begin with I m not sure how I stumbled across this book but it met the criteria for one of the ten books I need for an Olympic Book Challenge I am participating in I needed a biography or autobiography about an Olympic athlete It also caught my eye because of the athlete s Smitten use of crystal meth a tragic part of our society of which I am trying tonderstandEric Le Marue has lived a risky challenging exciting happy sad often carefree life and he and his co writer Davin Seay have written
A Remarkable Story I Was On The Edge Of Myremarkable story I was on the edge of my reading about his *eight days on a mountain even knowing that * days on a mountain even knowing that survives Not a spoiler obviously As one reviewer wrote I just want to shake him I felt this same way about his reckless decisions and often selfish arrogant attitude It seemed like every other page I wanted to say Don t do that or Keep going As he struggles with recovery from both drugs and his physical condition some of the writing gets a bit saccharine but overall there are some beautiful lines in this book There are many if only moments in his life and he is the first to admit this I appreciated his honesty and courage to go public with this I do hope he is still on the right track A great book about the power of trying your best and coming through hard times Eric Le Marue had been an athlete his entire life An Olympian and former professional hockey player he was known for his footwork on the ice His obsession when this book begins is powder in 2 forms finding fresh tracks for snowboarding and sing Crystal Meth This gripping true story tells how after some bad decisions Eric got lost boarding on Mammoth mountain for. In this gripping first person account former Olympian Eric LeMarue recounts a harrowing tale of survival of eight days in the frozen wilderness of losing his legs to frostbite and coming face to face with death But Eric’s ordeal on the mountain was only part of his struggle for survival as he reveals with startling candor an even harrowing and inspiring tale of fame and addiction healing and triumph On February 6 2004 Eric a former professional hockey player and expert snowboarder set off for the top of 12000 foot Mammoth Mountain in California’s vast Sierra Nevada mountain range Wearing only a long sleeve shirt a thin wool hat ski pants .
Ng to have to change Eric ltimately rises to the challenge learning
To Walk And Evenwalk and even again The ending chapters are a little vague and felt rushed to me with Eric finding god and coming to
terms with himselfwith himself his new reality If you like adventure stories though this is a definite recommended readThere s also 8 pages of photographs including a couple in the Blackhawk helicopter directly after his rescue I found these pictures particularly disturbing as you can see the animal Eric had to become in order to survive 8 days on the mountain I read this book three times in a row Great story I can t even believe what he had to go through 1898 up on that mountain top Making bad decisions will lead to severe conseuences and so he learned I really related to him since I too sometimes take other people for granted and I have to learn not to always put my feelings first Great story and it s available in a kids version too He is a wonderful person and I hope that others will get a chance to meet him too A must read for everyone this book will blow you away it has so much you will be mezmerized Eric Le Marue a former Olympian and pro hockey player becomes addicted to crystal meth after his playing days are over While snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain and high on crystal meth he gets lost and isn t found for eight days Due to severe frostbite both legs are amputated at Probably the best true survival story I ve ever read This book is incredible A must read for everyone This writer has aniue way of bring you into the story WOW Pretty good I survived book He certainly evoked "My Sympathies Pretty Darned Amazing "sympathies Pretty darned amazing he survivedI would recommend for people who love survival books If you are a chronic complainer about the trival things in life give this a read and snap out of it. Ard drugs the highly addictive crystal meth which filled a void left by hockey and fame By the time Eric reached the peak of Mammoth Mountain in 2004 he was already dueling demons that had seized his soulA riveting adventure a brutal confessional here Eric tells his remarkable story his climb to success his long and painful fall and his ordeal in the wilderness In the end a man whose life had been based on athleticism would lose both his legs relearn to walk even snowboard with prosthetics and finally confront the Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, ultimate test of survival what it takes to find your way out of darkness and after so many lies to tell truth and begin to live aga.
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