Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 2, 2015

    Irvine Welsh: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Irvine Welsh



    When I started writing The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, I went through my usual routine of making a music playlist to immerse myself in and help me... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
List price: $17.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Outdoors- Mountaineering Literature

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

by

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season Cover

ISBN13: 9780805089912
ISBN10: 0805089918
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $10.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A dramatic story, ably and convincingly told . . . A chilling look at the precarious line between success and tragedy."—Kirkus Reviews

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Halls death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.

If David Sharps death was shocking, it was hardly singular: ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus.

Written by an experienced climber, Dark Summit is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control.

About the Author

Nick Heil first wrote about the 2006 climbing season for Mens Journal. Now a freelance journalist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was a senior editor at Outside from 1999 to 2006. He has also worked as a climbing and skiing instructor, and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Marjorie Woodruff, January 10, 2010 (view all comments by Marjorie Woodruff)
On a par with Into Thin Air. Good read and fascinating background on climbing Everest. I kept reading sections out loud to my husband.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805089912
Author:
Heil, Nick
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Subject:
Ecosystems
Subject:
Habitats/Mountains
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps; 1 8-pg. color insert
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8.03 x 6.48 x 0.8 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Shishapangma Expedition New Trade Paper $18.75
  2. Annapurna South Face: The Classic... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. Everest: Alone at the Summit, (a... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Savage Summit: The True Stories of... Used Hardcover $14.95
  5. The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory... Used Hardcover $3.95
  6. Dead Lucky: Life After Death on... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Biology
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » Literature
Travel » Travel Writing » General

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 306 pages Holt McDougal - English 9780805089912 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.