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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312206376
Author:
Boukreev, Anatoli
Author:
Dewalt, G. Weston
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
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
Illustrations:
Plus 16-page color photo insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.23 x 1.16 in

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"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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