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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

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ISBN13: 9780312206376
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In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women — including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall — were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way down the mountain as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death.

This new edition includes a transcript of the Mountain Madness expedition debriefing recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.

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"Powerful...a breath of brisk, sometimes bitter clarity...Boukreev did the one thing that denies the void. He took action. He chose danger, and he saved lives." The New York Times Book Review

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"Boukreev heroically rescued several climbers from certain death...[The Climb] gives an excellent account of the May 1996 disaster." Chicago Tribune

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"Compelling...[The Climb] has a ring of authenticity that challenges the slickly written Into Thin Air." Minneapolis Star Tribune

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"Provocative...compelling reading, both as an adventure and a spiritual reckoning." The New Mexican

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"Boukreev acted with extraordinary heroism...[In The Climb] first-person anecdotes, plus excerpts from taped base-camp interviews, are skillfully fleshed out by coauthor G. Weston DeWalt." Rock & Ice Magazine

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In May 1996, two commercial expeditions attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world, but things went terribly wrong. Alone and climbing blind, expedition guide Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. Here is his remarkable account of what happened on that disastrous day.

About the Author

Anatoli Boukreev was one of the world's foremost high-altitude mountaineers. Twenty-one times he went to the summit of the world's highest mountains. For his heroic actions on Mount Everest in May 1996, he was awarded the American Alpine Club's highest honor, the David A. Sowles Memorial Award. He died in an avalanche while climbing in Nepal on December 25,1997.

G. Weston Dewalt is a writer and a documentary filmmaker whose work has been aired on PBS. He divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and London.

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MattM, September 2, 2014 (view all comments by MattM)
Whilst many people know Jon Krakauer’s ‘Into Thin Air’, sadly a lot are not aware of the ten or so other books documenting the disastrous 1996 Everest season. ‘The Climb’ is the book the Anatoli Boukreev had to write in response to the harsh portrayal in ‘Into Thin Air’. ‘The Climb’ is a carefully written account of the season from Anatoli’s point of view and gives some counter balance to Jon Krakauer’s version of the events. A lot of people involved now look back on the fateful date and remember Anatoli as one of the true heroes of the day. For anyone who has read ‘Into Thin Air’ this is a must read to get a better understanding of what happened.
Other worthwhile books on this topic are:
Climbing High - " Lene Gammelgard
Mountain Madness - Robert Birkby
Touching My Father’s Soul - Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Doctor on Everest - Dr. Kenneth Kamler
Sheer Will - " Michael Groom
High Exposure - " David Breshears
The Death Zone - " Matt Dickinson
Left For Dead - " Beck Weathers
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312206376
Author:
Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston Dewalt
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
With:
Dewalt, G. Weston
Author:
Dewalt, G. Weston
Author:
Boukreev, Anatoli
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Search and rescue operations
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
Mountaineering accidents
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Search and rescue operations -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Mountain Madness (Firm)
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.23 x 1.16 in

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Product details 400 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312206376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Powerful...a breath of brisk, sometimes bitter clarity...Boukreev did the one thing that denies the void. He took action. He chose danger, and he saved lives."
"Review" by , "Boukreev heroically rescued several climbers from certain death...[The Climb] gives an excellent account of the May 1996 disaster."
"Review" by , "Compelling...[The Climb] has a ring of authenticity that challenges the slickly written Into Thin Air."
"Review" by , "Provocative...compelling reading, both as an adventure and a spiritual reckoning."
"Review" by , "Boukreev acted with extraordinary heroism...[In The Climb] first-person anecdotes, plus excerpts from taped base-camp interviews, are skillfully fleshed out by coauthor G. Weston DeWalt."
"Synopsis" by , In May 1996, two commercial expeditions attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world, but things went terribly wrong. Alone and climbing blind, expedition guide Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. Here is his remarkable account of what happened on that disastrous day.
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